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Revitalizing Westmoreland Grants Program

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

Conf. Date:

02/11/22

Deadline Date:

03/24/22 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $30,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, groups, municipalities, and faith-based organizations to enhance the quality of life in eligible locations. Funding is intended for small to mid-sized capital projects. Eligible projects benefit vulnerable communities in Westmoreland County.

Revitalizing Westmoreland is a grants program designed to encourage new, creative ways to revitalize vulnerable communities in Westmoreland County. The program was created to improve the quality of life for residents of the county through funding that promotes Westmoreland County as a clean, safe, and productive place to live.  Additionally, it was developed to stimulate partnerships between neighborhood residents, business associations, civic groups, nonprofits, and local government. Funding priority is placed on communities that have a majority of households with low to moderate-income levels. 

Revitalizing Westmoreland will provide unique opportunities for community benefit organizations and residents to create change and to improve the quality of life in Westmoreland County. Goals of the program include:

  • Create partnerships between municipalities, community benefit organizations, and residents,
  • Leverage funds through matching dollars,
  • Expand infrastructure, resources, capital upgrades, and assets that are a catalyst for additional community improvements, and/or
  • Connect projects to formal and informal community benefit plans as well as the county comprehensive plan, Reimagining Our Westmoreland. 

Examples of eligible projects:

  • Main Street Initiatives
  • Façade Improvement Programs
  • Streetscape or Planter Programs
  • Beautification Programs
  • Public Art
  • Green Space Developments
  • Playgrounds
  • ADA Compliance Projects
  • Residential Stabilization Initiatives 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149400

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants up to $30,000 will be awarded. Historically, the average grant size has been $20,000

Term of Contract:

Funds must be expended, and projects completed, by June 1, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Revitalizing Westmoreland provides matching grants to community nonprofits, development corporations, neighborhood associations, church groups, civic organizations, and local governments.

Eligible Applicants:
- 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organizations
- Cities, Townships, Boroughs, or Municipalities
- Community Development Corporations
- Faith-Based Organizations
- Civic or Community Groups
- Neighborhood Organizations

Any city/neighborhood-based group is eligible to apply, even if they are not an incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Groups without nonprofit status will need to partner with a 501(c)(3) group or a local governmental entity to serve as the Fiscal Agent.

Revitalizing Westmoreland will not provide grants to:
- For-profit entities
- Individuals
- Political Groups
- Religious Organization for Religious Purposes
- Individual Businesses (unless they are working in collaboration)

For examples of ineligible projects, see https://cfwestmoreland.org/sites/default/files/2022%20Revitalizing%20Westmoreland%20Program%20Guidelines%20%28002%29.pdf#page=4.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- RFP Released and Application Process Opens: Jan. 24
- RFP Info Sessions (Virtual): Feb. 8, Feb. 11
- Applications Due: March 24, 11:59 PM
- Grants Announced: May 3

Organizations must provide match funding in the form of cash, volunteer hours, or in-kind support. The match requirement is $1 for every $2 awarded and must be secured before beginning the project.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=pittsburgh

For technical assistance regarding the use of the online application, please contact Jennifer Steinmetz, SteinmetzJ@pghfdn.org or 412-391-5122 x272.

For questions and guidance regarding the application itself, please contact McCrae Martino, CFWC Executive Director, at martinom@cfwestmoreland.org

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
41 W. Otterman Street, Suite 520
Greensburg, PA 15601
724 836 4400

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Westmoreland County

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