Funding Guidelines and Allocations Eligible projects: ▷The Children’s Council will be funding:
Services that provide Parent Support and/or Services for Caregivers or future Caregivers (teens) that increase their knowledge of Child Development
▷Projects will also include one or more of these Protective Factors:
Knowledge of Parenting
Concrete Support in Times of Need
Children’s Social and Emotional Development
▷Funds may be used for one-time events. ▷Funds may be used for new projects or to supplement existing services. Funds may not Supplant existing programs or projects. ▷Funds may not be used for equipment or electronics.
Projects that meet the applicant and project eligibility guidelines may apply for funding by completing and submitting the attached application. Applicants may request a maximum of $1,500 in Mini-Grant funding per application. A total amount of $15,000 has been set-aside for Mini-Grants for fiscal year 2017-2018. The final date to submit a mini-grant application for the 2017-2018 fiscal year is Friday, April 6, 2018. All funds must be expended by June 30, 2018 and all invoices are due no later than July 13, 2018.
An eligible applicant must be a community or faith-based nonprofit organization, agency, college, school, or a municipality or unit of government located in Plumas County with programs that have demonstrated effectiveness in reducing the risk of child abuse and that serve the needs of children and their families.
After receiving grant funds, grantees will need to keep track of their grant activities and budget expenditures on an on-going basis. A one-time budget expenditure and project evaluation report will be required by all projects by July 13, 2018. The budget expenditure and evaluation report form is attached to this application. Technical Assistance to complete the reports will be provided by the Council Coordinator if requested by the grantee.
Application Instructions and Deadline:
In order to be considered for funding the completed Mini-Grant application should be emailed as a word document or PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. An email acknowledgement will be sent when the application is received. Alternately, four hard copies of the Mini-Grant application may be submitted by mail to Plumas Children’s Council, 270 County Hospital Rd, Ste 207, Quincy, CA 95971. All applications must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018. Faxed copies will not be considered, nor will postmarks.
The Children’s Council Grant Committee will review all applications and their recommendations will be presented to the full Council for a vote. Once the Council has approved funding for a project, the grantees will be notified, contracts will be developed, and the awarded funds will be released to the grantee. Funding will be contingent on the grantee meeting Plumas County requirements for Insurance, Workman’s Comp, etc.
The Council reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to modify the amount of funding requested if such funding and/or appropriations are not forthcoming or otherwise limited by the California Department of Social Services.
Additional Mini-Grant applications are available by e-mailing a request to: