Chatham County works with United Way of Chatham County on a joint application process, which has been a successful partnership for many years. The 2017-18 application was open from January 19 to February 28, 2017. The recipients selected for grant funding will be announced as part of the Chatham County budget process in May and June, 2017.
NONPROFIT GRANT POLICY:
Click here to view the adopted policy for 2017-18.
COUNTY'S APPLICATION PROCESS UNDER REVIEW & INTERIM PROCESS IN PLACE FOR FY 2017-18.:
Chatham County is undergoing major study of the nonprofit grant process and will make recommendations related to the FY 2018-19. For this reason, the county is only accepting applications from agencies that received county funding in FY 2016-17.
In December 2016, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved minor revisions to the nonprofit grant policy for the FY 2017-18 grant cycle This is an interim policy for FY 2017-18 only.
The purpose of the policy is to establish guidelines for the funding of nonprofit agencies by the county and to ensure transparency, accountability, consistency, and adherence to best practices in the competitive grant process.
We have provided a packet that includes background information on the decision to take a fresh look at our grants process. It also includes applicant requirements and the grants policy for 2017-18 applicants.To view or print the packet, click here.