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Revitalizing Westmoreland Grants Program

Grants to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Groups for Infrastructure Improvements to Benefit Vulnerable Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

Conf. Date:

04/11/19

Deadline Date:

04/26/19 11:00 PM

Description:

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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $40,000 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, government agencies, faith-based and neighborhood organizations, and civic and community groups to improve infrastructure to benefit vulnerable communities. Funding is intended for innovative capital projects of small-to-medium size.

In 2019, funding priority will be placed on communities with a majority of households with low to moderate income levels. These communities have been identified by The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) using the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year 2011-2015 low- and moderate-income summary data and HUD’s Income Limits for Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Areas data. For the Revitalizing Westmoreland Program Guidelines, these areas will be referred to using the term “vulnerable communities”.

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
- Connect projects to formal and informal community benefit plans as well as the county comprehensive plan, 'Reimagining Our Westmoreland'.

Revitalizing Westmoreland is a program designed to encourage new, creative ways to revitalize communities in Westmoreland County. The program was created to engage, educate, strengthen, and 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.

For more information and to find out about eligible projects see: https://cfwestmoreland.org/sites/default/files/RW%202019%20Grant%20Guidelines.pdf#page=3

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149400

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants ranging from $2,000 to $40,000 will be awarded. Historically, the average grant size has been $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Funds must be expended and projects completed by July 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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. For more information about fiscal agents see:
https://cfwestmoreland.org/sites/default/files/RW%202019%20Grant%20Guidelines.pdf

Revitalizing Westmoreland will not provide grants to:
- For-profit entities
- Public schools
- Individuals
- Political groups
- Religious organization for religious purposes
- Businesses

Examples of ineligible projects and expenditures:
- Capital campaigns
- Endowment funds
- Lobbying
- Operating or administrative support
- Human services programs
- Community programs, grassroots organizing, or public service activities
- Computers, printers, or office technology
- Staff support for governmental units or public agencies
- Salaries/wages, including fringe benefits
- Scholarships

Pre-proposal Conference:

Community RFP Information Sessions. Please RSVP to Allison Womer at the email address below. Sessions:

-March 11, 2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM: Conference Call
Conference Call: 1-877-977-1977
Participant Code: 3138569

- March 11, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM:
109 W Overton Rd, West Overton Village, Scottdale, PA 15683

- March 18, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM:
Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
See below for address.

Application Consultation Open House. Drop-in sessions for consultation assistance at the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County. No formal program. Sessions:
- April 1, 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- April 10, 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Individual consultation services are available upon request.

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications are due by 11:00 PM on April 26, 2019.
- Grantees will be announced on May 31, 2019.

Applications must be submitted online through the online application portal.

Only one application per organization can be submitted.

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.

Please note, staff of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County will be available from March 1st to April 25th to consult with applicants and conduct site visits as scheduling permits.

How to apply: https://cfwestmoreland.org/how-to-apply

Contact Information:

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

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

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

For questions and guidance regarding the application please contact Phil Koch, Executive Director at PKoch@cfwestmoreland.org.

To register for Community RFP Information sessions please contact Allison Womer at awomer@cfwestmoreland.org.

Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
Greensburg Garden and Civic Center – 3rd Floor Penthouse
951 Old Salem Rd, Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724 836 4400

Grant Coverage Areas:

Please use the following mapping tool to verify if your Revitalizing Westmoreland project falls within these identified areas. https://arcg.is/5WCmL. In the mapping tool, please enter the address of the location in which you are proposing your project. If the location is in the darker colored area, it is identified as being in a vulnerable community.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Westmoreland County