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Clinton County Development Association (CCDA) Grant

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies to
Benefit the Community in Eligible Regions

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Clinton County Development Association (CCDA)

Deadline Date:

08/12/20 4:30 PM

Description:

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Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations and units of government for programs that benefit the community and improve the quality of life in eligible regions. Program areas include education, environment, culture, and social initiatives. Initiatives and programs must be for the benefit of Clinton County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156348

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funds allocated to the Semi-Annual Grant Pools (Spring & Fall) may be awarded, subject to a matching funds requirement, to qualified organizations up to $100,000.

Term of Contract:

Extensions are possible however, you must submit this request 2 weeks before the board meeting to approve the extension. The board usually meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Be aware of the deadline to spend funds and the timing of your extension request.

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a grant from the Clinton County Development Association, an organization must meet all of the following tests in paragraphs A thru E below as of the date specified by the Clinton County Development Association as the deadline for submission of grant applications:
- 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, educational organizations
- 501(c)4 Civic League or Social Welfare Organization
- 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.
To verify Section 501(c)3 eligibility and good standing, see links on URL for Full Text below.

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:
- Applications which benefit specific individuals, including education scholarships
- Applications which benefit the individual members of an eligible organization.
- Applications which request funds to cover operational costs.
- Applications which request funds to make up for deficit spending.
- Applications which request funds to salvage any program or organization.
- Applications which request funds to retire an organization’s debt.
- Applications which request funds to support any private for-profit enterprise.
- Applications which request funds to be used directly or indirectly in political campaigns to support or oppose any candidate.
- Applications which request multiple-year grants. (See instead Policy #618 Special Requests)
- Applications receiving funding in one respective “Fund” will not be accepted as duplicate applications in another respective “Fund.” This section does not apply to those multi-year projects for which subsequent grant applications are for a separate component of the overall project.
- Applications that are not in compliance with the requirements of the section Eligible Organizations paragraphs A through E on the URL for Full Text below..

Pre-Application Information:

Spring grants must be submitted by 4:30pm 2nd Wednesday of March. Fall grants must be submitted by 4:30pm 2nd Wednesday of August.

Important Dates:
Spring Grants:
- Application Deadline: 4:30 P.M. 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 P.M. on the 2nd Wednesday in August
- Screening/Certification: September 15th
- Director Scoring: October 15th
- Funding Announcements: 3rd Wednesday in November

Applications are only accepted online.

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.

All grants are reimbursement grants. Your organization will be reimbursed at 75% of submitted invoices as the organization is responsible for 25% of the project cost. Payments are issued once a month, after regular board meetings, the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Qualified organizations may submit up to 2 (two) applications for each semi-annual grant pool. This limit includes applications the qualified organization submits on its own behalf as well as grant applications submitted on behalf of other qualified organizations.

The maximum number of grants that can be open (funds remaining to be reimbursed) shall be two open grants at any one time.

Grant Application Process: https://clintoncountydevelopment.org/grant-application-process/

Contact Information:

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

Application: https://clintoncountydevelopment.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx

If you need support, contact the office at 563-242-5702.

CCDA
PO Box 2061
Clinton, IA 52733-2061
admin@clintoncountydevelopment.org

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