WHAT KIND OF GRANT ASSISTANCE DOES THE COUNTY OFFER?
The county is often the first place local non-profit community groups look for assistance in funding projects. Since the County believes in supporting local, sustainable, community-oriented projects, Big Lakes County proudly offers several types of annual grants to local non-profit organizations. But it does not stop there…
WHY ARE GRANTS IMPORTANT FOR MY ORGANIZATION?
Grants, whether publicly or privately funded, can assist your organization in reaching your financial goals. A grant may be used to complement your existing funds or even leverage your funds to increase your eligibility for additional funding.
WHEN SHOULD WE APPLY FOR A GRANT?
Grant deadlines vary depending on the type, amount and the funder. Applications will indicate the deadline date. However, there are usually grant cycles based on budgetary and/ or administrative constraints. Often applications are due between March – June or between September – December. Most funders’ fiscal year end is December 31st. A good rule of thumb…apply early!