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Community Support Agency Grants

Grants to Newport News, Virginia Nonprofits for Community
Services and Capital Improvements or Repairs

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City of Newport News

Deadline Date:

01/12/18 5:00 PM Receipt - Emergency Capital requests may be submitted at any time.


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Grants to Newport News, Virginia nonprofit organizations that provide valuable community services and work to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Proposals will be considered for new services or the expansion of existing services. Funding may be requested for both programmatic and capital support.

A goal of the process is to encourage community, local, and citizen support for programs so that city funds can be replaced with funds from other sources. This will allow the city funds to be directed toward new programs in the future.

Funding is intended to:

-Provide funding to not-for-profit agencies serving the city of Newport News whose services are easily accessible to Newport News residents and whose service costs can be documented.

-Provide incentive funding to develop new services or capital improvements to meet specific needs of Newport News residents and to complement services provided by city departments.

Capital Funding: Agencies may request funding from the city of Newport News for capital improvements, equipment purchases and extraordinary or special events. The following definitions apply to requests for funding in this category:

-Capital Improvement: any new or replacement project designed to add to or replace buildings, major building components (ex. HVAC systems) or other infrastructure. Repair or renovation projects qualifying for capitalization rather than expensing also qualify as capital improvements.

-Extraordinary Events: an expense so unusual in type or amount as to be accorded special treatment. Generally, these expenses are unplanned and result from destruction of property due to catastrophic events such as extreme weather or fire.

-Special Events: an expense associated with an event that occurs without regularity. Examples are festivals, fairs, shows, participation in regional, state or national competitions, etc., which do not occur annually.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176627

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An agency is eligible to apply for a Community Support Grant from the city of Newport News if it meets the following criteria:

- The agency must be a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization meeting the legal requirements of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the city of Newport News.
- The agency must provide significant, measurable direct services to residents of Newport News.
The agency cannot receive grants from other city resources for the same program for which Community Support funding is requested.
- Contractual services which a grant agency provides the city must be disclosed in grant applications. -
Payments for such services do not automatically exclude an agency from grant eligibility. However, grant funds will not be provided to support the same services or costs which are provided under contract to the city.
- The agency must have fulfilled all reporting, auditing, and payment obligations for any previous loans or grants from the city.
- Programs, activities, employment opportunities, etc., of the agency which may be funded totally or partially by the city of Newport News must comply with local, state and national legal requirements related to nondiscrimination.
- Funds which may be provided by the city of Newport News cannot be used to support programming or activities which advocate a particular political or religious viewpoint.
- The agency shall not be controlled in whole or in part by any church or sectarian society.

Pre-Application Information:

Please provide one printed and one electronic complete set of all information no later than January 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm.


- October: Public Notice on CSAG program is put in newspaper
- November: Agencies can access grant application and budget worksheets from website
- January: Agencies submit grant applications by 5 p.m. on posted due date
- February: Applications are reviewed by City staff
- March: City Manager presents Recommended Operating Budget, including CSAG funding
- April: City Council holds public hearings on the Recommended Budget
- May: City Council adopts Operating Budget, including CSAG funding
- June: Grant award letters are sent to agencies (no later than July 1)

For Capital requests:

- Emergency funding for Extraordinary Events may be requested at any time. Funding granted by the city is dependent upon the availability of funds.
- Funding for Capital Projects, Equipment and/or Special Events must be requested during the regular budget preparation cycle as outlined in this Policy.

Contact Information:

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

Please submit your completed application to:

City of Newport News
Department of Budget and Evaluation
2400 Washington Avenue, 9th floor
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 926-8733

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USA: Virginia: Newport News