The Board of County Commissioners is focused on jobs and a vibrant economy for all communities, keeping vulnerable residents safe and healthy, and fostering a culture of trust, communication, diversity and innovation.
In an effort to ratify this commitment, commissioners have continued their Small Grants Program for the 10th consecutive year (2018-19).
The goal of the Small Grants Program is to assist organizations whose purpose is to help the most vulnerable residents of the county. The focus is to fund small projects that would aid these entities in better serving their target populations. These projects shall demonstrate the ability to become fully self-supporting or shall illustrate that the grant request is for a one-time expense. This program supports agencies that are making an effort to develop and implement innovative projects that would address the following goal:
- Help the most vulnerable families, seniors, and others meet their basic needs such as food assistance and abuse prevention.
Priority will be given to projects that will serve populations located within the county’s Equity Pilot Areas.
Eligible applicants are current nonprofit organizations serving residents of the county. Eligible projects must address the program’s goal and result in a positive, measurable outcome for residents. Preference will be given to those who meet the following criteria:
- Prevent occurrence of larger, more dire problems later;
- Save money later through early intervention; and
- Serve people throughout the community.