Grant Programs & Applications

Grant Programs & Applications

Small Grant Program

Purpose
The purpose of this program is to provide economic support for activities and initiatives that encourage economic development and enhance the quality of life in our community.

Eligibility
Applicants must be volunteer-based, non-profit organizations, located in and serving Jefferson County. To be eligible, the applicant must demonstrate the activity for which funding is sought will:

1. Increase economic activity in the county; and/or
2. Improve and promote the county’s image and, thereby, enhance the prospect for increased economic activity in the future.

The maximum award available through the Small Grant Program is $1500. This amount may be adjusted by the County, based on budgetary considerations.

One application per organization, per six month period will be considered; October 1 - March 31 is the first application period, April 1 - September 30 is the second application period. *An organization submitting one application during the fiscal year can submit the application at anytime during the year, Jefferson County's fiscal year is from October 1 through September 30. The County will not consider applications from cemetery associations, veterans’ or labor organizations, religious groups or fraternal organizations. Social and/or civic organizations may be eligible, depending on the nature of the request. 

For more information including how to apply click here (PDF).

Non Profit Organization Grant Program

Purpose
The purpose of this program is to provide Jefferson County Board of County Commission support for activities and initiatives with non profit organizations and enhance the quality of life services within our community.

Eligibility
Applicants must be a non-profit organization serving Jefferson County. To be eligible, the applicant must demonstrate the activity which funding is sought with:

1. Clear and direct connection of service programs and activity in the county to citizens;
2. and/or Improved/Increased service to Jefferson County Citizens filling any gaps of service other programs are failing to address. The maximum award available through the Non Profit Grant Program is $2,000.00. This amount may be adjusted by the County, based on budgetary considerations.

Only one application per organization, per fiscal year (October 1 - September 30) will be considered; recipients of other county programs will not be eligible. The County will review requests bi-annually, in the spring during budget development also if funds are available a review session will be conducted in November. Non Profit organizations are eligible, service provided to county citizens will be the deciding factor for funding a request. 

For more information including how to apply click here (PDF).

Jefferson County Government