CITY OF CHARLOTTE OFFERS NEW JUMPSTART COMMUNITY SAFETY MICRO-GRANTS
Grants up to $500 for community-based organizations to help jumpstart efforts
Charlotte, NC — The City of Charlotte has launched a new program to help non-profits and community-based organizations in Charlotte jumpstart efforts around the following themes:
- Conflict resolution and mediation
- Crime fighting and prevention
- Opportunities for youth and/or parents
Non-profit and community organizations may submit applications for grants up to $500 per project. Additionally, as part of this grant program, the City and non-profit partners will offer support and capacity building training to ensure that the efforts seeded by these grants may be sustained into the future. Organizations do not have to be a 501(c)3 to receive these grants.
To qualify, an organization must:
- Serve a public good within the city
- Have an annual operating budget less than $100K
- Have projects that align with the themes listed above
Pre-application workshops will be held throughout the month of April to walk organizations through the grant process and answer any questions about the process and program. All potential grantees must attend one session, complete an application and submit a project budget. The first workshop will be held today, Tuesday, April 3, at the Belmont Regional Center from 6 – 7:30 p.m. For the other workshop dates and locations, please click here.
Organizations that receive a grant must complete the project by June 30, 2018, submit a report and receipts, and participate in a project showcase event in fall 2018.
To register for a pre-application workshop, click here. For more information regarding the jumpstart grants, please visit charlottenc.gov/hns.
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