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2018 City of Charleston Community Assistance Grant

Grants to Charleston, South Carolina Nonprofits
and Agencies for Public and Community Services

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City of Charleston

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08/17/17 3:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Charleston, South Carolina nonprofit organizations and government agencies offering beneficial services to the local community. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the July 25 informational workshop. Program areas include health and human needs, education, environment, public safety, and community development.

Community Assistance Grants are to assist organizations that serve a "public purpose" to the Charleston Community. "Public Purpose" is defined as having for its objective the "promotion of the public health, safety, morals, general welfare, security, prosperity, and contentment of all the inhabitants or residents, or at least a substantial part thereof."

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174200

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations that offer services in the areas of community development, the environment, public safety, education, health care, and human needs may apply.

Applicants must be registered with the SC Secretary of State’s Division of Public Charities. Nonprofit organizations need to include a copy of their confirmation letter of registration with their grant application. For additional information see South Carolina’s Secretary of State's Official Web site or call 803-734-1790.

Applicants may indicate one of the following tax-exempt statuses on the application form:
-Tax-exempt charitable organization (501(c)(3))
-Governmental unit (federal, state, local)
-Other Tax-exempt (specify status)
-Church/Religious organization
-Unincorporated association
-Other (specify)

Pre-proposal Conference:

This year’s workshop will be held on July 25, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the First Floor Public Meeting Room, 2 George Street (Gaillard Center).

Attendance is not required, but for all groups intending to request a grant it is highly recommended.

The workshop is your chance to hear all relevant information and ask questions. City staff will not be able to provide individualized assistance to applicants outside of this workshop.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted during the summer each year for the upcoming fiscal year beginning January 1.

Key Dates:

-July 25, 2017: Pre-Application workshop
-August 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM: Deadline for submissions of applications for the 2018 budget year
-July 28, 2017: Interim reports are due from all 2017 CASAT grant recipients.
-TBD: Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee Meeting held at the City of Charleston location TBD.
-Grant awards for the 2018 budget year are finalized by City Council in late December.
-Grant award notification letters are mailed in mid-January.

Contact Information:

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

Kathy Mercer, Director of Budget & Management
(843) 724-3715

Cherrie-Ann Caton, Grants Compliance Manager
(843) 965-4055

Return applications to:

City of Charleston
Attn: Grants Committee
75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3500
Charleston, SC 29401

Or mail to:

City of Charleston
Attn. Grants Committee
P.O. Box 304
Charleston, SC 29402

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina: City of Charleston