Douglas County Community Grant Program

  1. Community Grant
  2. FY 2016-17
  3. FY 2015-16

What are Community Grants

¢At the Board’s discretion, Community Grants may be awarded yearly by the County Commissioners to community organizations for public benefit.
—NRS 244.1505 states that a Board of County Commissioners may grant or donate monies to a non profit organization created for religious, charitable, or educational purposes, or to a government entity, for any purpose which will provide a substantial benefit to the inhabitants of the County.  These grants must be awarded by resolution.
¢Annually, organizations requesting grants submit an application to the Board of County Commissioners, including
—Agency Information such as a narrative history, mission statement, goals and objectives, organizational structure, and financial statements
—Project or purpose of the grant, how it meets the agency goals and objectives and how project success will be determined

How are Community Grants Funded?

¢During the budget process for each fiscal year, the Board of County Commissioner’s approved a for community grants and projects funded from available one-time adjusted opening fund balance, from operating results of the prior year's budget.
¢Indigent funds provided by Social Services through a dedicated tax rate must be awarded to benefit the Indigent population. A portion of the funding for indigent population is allocated to the Community Grant fund for applicants that serve the Douglas County indigent population.

How are funds awarded?

¢A committee is assembled each year who evaluate the application and evaluate each application in accordance to the assigned criteria. Funding is allocated based on available funding the organization evaluation. The committee presents their recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners, where the recommendation is assessed by the Board and the public is able to comment. Once a final consensus is reached, a resolution is presented as passed.

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