Loudoun County’s grant application process for human service nonprofit organizations kicks off Monday, December 3, 2018, with the posting of the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) Human Service Nonprofit Grant Application at www.loudoun.gov/NonProfitGrants.
Tax-exempt, private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that provide human services to Loudoun County residents in the areas of need identified and approved by the Board of Supervisors for FY 2020 are eligible to apply for grants. The areas of need and the anticipated outcomes are:
The online grant application and related documents will be posted on December 3, 2018, at www.loudoun.gov/NonProfitGrants. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., January 18, 2019. The amount of funding for FY 2020 will be determined as part of the county’s adopted FY 2020 budget. In FY 2019, the budget for human service nonprofit grant funding was $1.09 million. Adoption of the budget is expected in April 2019, with funding for successful applicants to begin July 1, 2019.
In addition to an earlier application release date, changes to the FY 2020 process include:
In addition to the standard nonprofit application grant process, a mini-grants process will once again be available in FY 2020, providing a simplified application for any nonprofit applying for a grant of $5,000 or less. The mini-grants program is designed for small-scale innovative projects, and for new or small organizations who may lack capacity for writing a larger grant.
Application Development Workshops
Loudoun County is holding an application development workshop for prospective applicants. The workshop will be offered twice:
The workshop is strongly recommended for all organizations seeking grant funding. The workshop will cover changes to the application, as well as resources for building stronger organizations, such as financial health and strategic planning. There is no need to pre-register for either session.
For questions about the application process, contact Grants Program Coordinator Shalom Black in the Department of Management and Budget at Shalom.Black@loudoun.gov or 703-737-8186.
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