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Operation Round Up Goodwill Fund Grant

Grants to Southeast Nebraska Nonprofits and Schools
for Community Programs that Address Essential Needs

GrantWatch ID#: 176748
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Norris Public Power District

09/29/17

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Grants of up to $1,500 to Nebraska nonprofits, school organizations (e.g., booster clubs, parent-teacher groups, art clubs, etc.), church schools, and preschools to improve the quality of life for local residents in Gage, Jefferson, Lancaster, Saline, and Thayer Counties. Funding is intended for programs that address established needs within local communities.

$250 is the maximum grant that may be awarded to an organization within a 12 month time period for grant requests that may benefit or be consumed by the grant beneficiaries within one year.

$1,500 is the maximum grant that may be awarded to an organization within a 12 month time period for grant requests that may benefit the grant beneficiaries for at least one year.

Note: Projects with estimated expenditures in excess of $5,000 will not be considered until documentation is provided indicating that 75% of the project funding requirements have been raised and/or committed to the project.

Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.

Grants will only be awarded to organizations located in Gage, Jefferson, Lancaster, Saline or Thayer County. Organizations located in cities and towns in these counties that are not served by Norris Public Power District are eligible but may receive an appropriate grant based on the estimated number of District customers that may benefit from the grant.

Grants to school organizations, such as a booster club, parent-teacher group, art club journalism club, etc. may be considered. A school administrator must sign the application.

Grants to church schools and preschools may be considered if the organization is open to the public.

Political campaigns and issues will not be considered for Operation Round Up funds.

Projects with estimated expenditures in excess of $5,000 will not be considered until documentation is provided indicating that 75% of the project funding requirements have been raised and/or committed to the project.

Grant Requests that will not be considered include:

- Grants to individuals.
- Grants to “for profit” organizations.
- Grants for religious materials or for religious organizations or churches.
- Grants for any political purposes.
- Grants for scholarships.
- Grants for sponsorship of camps, tours and trips.
- Grants made directly to school districts, except for school organizations.
- Grants for advertising, marketing printing costs or printed materials.
- Grants for training or seminars.
- Grants for celebrations or entertainment.
- Grants for presenters or speakers.
- Grants for uniforms or clothing.
- Grants for sporting equipment, such as catcher’s gear, bats, balls, football pads, uniforms, etc.

2017 Board meeting dates and application deadlines are listed below:

First Quarter
Application Deadline: December 30, 2016
Board Meeting Date: January 10, 2017

Second Quarter
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
Board Meeting Date: April 11, 2017

Third Quarter
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
Board Meeting Date: July 11, 2017

Fourth Quarter
Application Deadline: September 29, 2017
Board Meeting Date: October 10, 2017

If you would like additional information on the Operation Round Up program or visit any Norris area office.

Note: Organizations are encouraged to be resourceful by putting some of its own money into a project and obtain support from other organizations, as well. Applications must be submitted and approved prior to the commencement of projects.

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

Norris Public Power Goodwill Fund
P.O. Box 399
Beatrice, NE 68310

Phone: 1-800-858-4707 or 402-223-4038

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USA: Nebraska: Gage, Jefferson, Lancaster, Saline, and Thayer Counties

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