The City is offering up to $350 to neighborhood and merchant organizations who are, or seek to Meet Virtually at Present (MVP)! As a result of additional support, this grant opportunity is now available citywide.
The COVID pandemic is transforming business as previously known and prompting us to define a new normal. Charlotte's neighborhoods have always been models of resiliency with neighbors supporting one another as first responders, friends and community problem solvers. Many have continued the work of meaningful engagement and remain connected through virtual meeting platforms. You are MVPs!
To support your MVP efforts reimbursement grants of up to $350 per organization are currently available for the following services contracted March 1 – November 1, 2020. Future service contracts are eligible, provided that fees are paid in advance by November 1, 2020.
- Virtual meeting or telephone conference service fees including Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, etc. when the account is used to support neighborhood and resident engagement. Virtual activities may include but aren't limited to neighborhood events, board meetings, community organizing, neighborhood coalition meetings, social events, discussions/educational programs, speakers, project updates, neighbor check-ins, meet & greets and more.
- Training/technical support for neighborhood board and residents to learn about or improve virtual meeting proficiency.
- Promotional materials including yard signs, flyers, postcards, design services, etc to increase virtual meeting participation.
Applications are being accepted now, reimbursement requests must be received by November 1, 2020. Apply Here, or contact Jackie for more information at Jackie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 980-214-3540.