CHAFFEE COUNTY – The Chaffee County Community Foundation (CCCF) is announcing the opening of the application process for organizations interested in applying to Sangre de Cristo Electric Association’s (SDCEA) Community Grants program. The program has a total budget of $32,350 to be awarded to organizations serving residents living in Chaffee, Custer, Lake, and Fremont counties.
The SDCEA board has entered into a partnership with CCCF to bring more consistency, transparency, and impartiality to their community grants process. For 2020, CCCF has built an online application through which organizations can quickly and consistently request SDCEA support. CCCF will form a community grants review committee to review, rank, and conduct site visits with applicants before making final funding decisions.
The online application is “live” as of Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 and has a deadline of Friday, June 5th, 2020 at 5pm. Applications will be reviewed and site visits conducted in June, with funding being decided and awarded in July, 2020. Eligible organizations can request up to $5,000 in general operating, capital, or programmatic funds.
Applicants must demonstrate clear connection to SDCEA’s 2020 community grant program priorities of community health, basic needs, disaster preparedness or relief including search and rescue, and animal welfare.
For more detailed eligibility and program criteria, or to apply, visit CCCF’s May 12th blog post: https://www.chaffeecommunity.org/blog
Or you may use the direct portal link to apply: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/ Logon?urlkey=ccgrants
Organizations with questions or Chaffee, Custer, Lake, or Fremont county residents who are interested in applying for the grant review committee may email [email protected] chaffeecommunity.org.
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