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Clinton County Development Association (CCDA) Grant

Grants to Clinton County, Iowa Nonprofits
and Agencies to Benefit Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Clinton County Development Association (CCDA)

Deadline Date:

08/08/18 4:30 PM


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Grants to Clinton County nonprofit organizations and government agencies for a broad range of activities to benefit local citizens and develop local communities. Funding may be requested for public, patriotic charitable, educational, civic, or religious purposes.

The purpose of this policy is to provide the Board of Directors of Clinton County Development Association an objective and consistent framework within which to award grants to deserving qualified organizations in such a manner as to optimize the present and future benefits of such grants to the citizens of Clinton County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156348

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $100,000

Term of Contract:

Applicants may not request multiple-year grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Organizations:

To be eligible for a grant from the Clinton County Development Association, an organization must meet all of the following tests in paragraphs A through E below as of the date specified by the Clinton County Development Association as the deadline for submission of grant applications:

A.  The organization must be eligible to receive tax exempt contributions under one of the following code sections:

-Internal Revenue Code Section 170(c)(1) (governmental units);
-An IRS recognized tax exempt organization in good standing (not revoked for failure to file annual tax returns) and as defined in one of the following IRS Code Sections: 501(c)(3) Charitable, religious, or educational organizations; 501(c)(4) Civic League or Social Welfare organizations; 501(c)(6) Business League; 501(c)(10) Domestic Fraternal Society; 501(c)(19) Veterans Post or organization.

If the organization is not a Section 501(c)3, its project must be for a purpose such as educational, civic, public, charitable, patriotic, or religious uses, and the funds for the project must be accounted separately from the organizations other funds. Information and proof necessary to satisfy the Board of Directors that any funds to be granted will be, or has been, used for a purpose as defined herein may be required.

The Internal Revenue Service recognizes and accepts the following sources to verify an organizations tax exempt status.

B.  The organization and project must be physically located within Clinton County, Iowa.

C.  The organization must not illegally discriminate on the basis of age, gender, or race.

D.  The organization must be in compliance with the terms and purposes of any prior grant from the Clinton County Development Association. If the organization has violated the terms of any prior grant, the organization will be considered ineligible until such time as the violation has been cured.

E.  When applying under a group examination letter, applicants must provide the IRS-issued EIN for the applicant organization whenever such a number varies from the number listed on the IRS Chapter 501(c) group exemption letter. Organizations applying for grant funds under an IRS-recognized group exemption (umbrella) must also include a letter from the umbrella organization acknowledging that its non-profit status is being used by a local group for a CCDA grant.
Ineligible Organizations:

To be eligible for a grant from the Clinton County Development Association, an organization must submit an application that is not described by any of the following:
A. Applications which benefit specific individuals, including education scholarships.
B. Applications which benefit the individual members of an eligible organization.
C. Applications which request funds to cover operational costs.
D. Applications which request funds to make up for deficit spending.
E. Applications which request funds to salvage any program or organization.
F. Applications which request funds to retire an organization's debt.
G. Applications which request funds to support any private for-profit enterprise.
H. Applications which request funds to be used directly or indirectly in political campaigns to support or oppose any candidate.
I. Applications which request multiple-year grants.
J. Applications receiving funding in one respective “Fund” will not be accepted as duplicate
applications in another respective “Fund.”

No organization will receive funding for marketing costs (i.e. advertising, promotion) more than once in a three-year period.

Pre-Application Information:

Any organizations which are awarded funds from the Semi-Annual Grant Pools shall be required to obtain from sources other than CCDA, funds for the organization’s specific project equal to 25% of the total project cost. In determining whether an organization meets this matching funds requirement, in-kind contributions of labor or land toward the specific grant shall not qualify toward the 25%. In-kind material contributions will qualify.

There are two Semi-Annual Grant Pools (Spring & Fall) during each calendar year with identical rules. Grant applications from eligible organizations for the Spring Grants shall be due in the CCDA office by 4:30 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of March, and for the Fall Grants shall be due in the CCDA office by 4:30 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of August each year. The Board of Directors shall make awards from the funds as follows:

Spring Grants:
-Application Deadline: 4:30 PM on the 2nd Wednesday in March
-Screening/Certification: April 15th
-Director Scoring: May 15th
-Funding Announcements: 3rd Wednesday in June

Fall Grants:
-Application Deadline: 4:30 PM on the 2nd Wednesday in August
-Screening/Certification: September 15th
-Director Scoring: October 15th
-Funding Announcements: 3rd Wednesday in November

Any funds that are awarded as grants from the Spring or Fall Grant Pools, and which are not distributed on or before the monthly Association meeting one year from the funding announcement dates, shall revert to the general fund for reallocation.

Contact Information:

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

Clinton County Development Association
PO Box 2061
Clinton, IA 52733-2061


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Clinton County