Got a nifty idea that could serve your neighborhood? The city has the money to support that.
The purpose of the City of College Park Community Services Grant is to provide opportunities for community-based programs and projects.
The City will provide grants to fund programs and activities that promote enhanced community opportunities for its residents.
Like last year, the maximum community services grant award per organization for fiscal year 2011 is $2,500. Community services grants are only awarded to organizations, not to individuals.
According to grant’s application guidelines, here are a few criteria that a project should satisfy to qualify for the grant:
- Support collaborative initiatives that increase partnerships between community residents and public or private agencies
- Improve neighborhood quality of life
- Support recreational activities for College Park youth
- Increase voter registration and turnout
- Encourage businesses to provide assistance to community-based organizations
- Celebrate the diversity of the College Park community
- Support and/or improve educational opportunities for College Park children
- Support life-enhancing activities for children and/or adults
- Build civic education (Definition: A well-informed, competent citizenry, comprised of people of all ages, must develop the values, knowledge and skills that will contribute to the greater good and civic health of their community.)
- Increase community volunteerism
- Provide operating funds for an organization whose programs meet one or more of the above listed priorities.
But hurry! the deadline for the grant application is fast approaching! It’s this Thursday – March 24, 2011.