Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Clatsop County Invites Grant Requests For Non-Profits

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011


The Clatsop County Commission on Children and Families and the Board of Commissioners will once again distribute grants to local nonprofits that assist people in need.

This year, in the effort to increase available funding and efficiency, the board and CCF have combined their funding processes, providing grants of up to $25,000 to high quality programs that can demonstrate viable collaboration to integrate and align services to as many children, youth, families and citizens of Clatsop County as possible.

Programs must demonstrate that they:

· Provide services to all county residents, as opposed to residents of a specific geographic area, with a demonstrated ability to effectively assist citizens in need;

· Work collaboratively with other groups and actively seek and receive significant portions of their funding from sources other than the county;

· Address a need not now being addressed by other groups or agencies;

· Have missions that are consistent with the Board’s and Commission on Children and Families priorities.

· Contribute to the Governor’s goals of preparing children for school readiness.

There are seven sections listed as part of the policy and criteria for applicants to answer. The policy and criteria are available online at

Applications must be submitted to the Clatsop County Commission on Children and Families Office at 800 Exchange St., Suite 200, Astoria, no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14.

The Commission on Children and Families will review all proposals and make funding recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for approval at one of its regularly scheduled meetings.

Recipients will be required to sign a grant agreement obligating the agency(ies) to carry out the program as described in the application.

For more information contact the Clatsop County Juvenile Department at (503) 325-8601.

Released by:
Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622

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