Buncombe County opens community grant process

Press release:


Partnering with communities for better outcomes.
Asheville, NC – Buncombe County Government is pleased to announce a call for community members to apply for Tipping Point grants. We anticipate awarding between 10 to 12 grants this round with a second round for submitting proposals in the early spring. This is the second year that these grants have been offered.

What are Tipping Point Grants? These are small grants to help amplify community efforts. The grants can be awarded for up to $5,000 per project. These mini-grants will either amplify what is already happening or allow community residents to develop a local project aimed at creating a pathway to greater resiliency in our community – actions that will stack positive factors, such as stronger connection, communication, and development of our community leaders, while offloading negative factors like isolation, hopelessness, and violence. These initiatives help build out a resource grid in our community that enables all of us to be safer and healthier.

Who is eligible? These grants are targeted to ordinary citizens and neighbors. Applications must be from individuals or groups that have come together around a common vision. Previous recipients are eligible to re-apply for a continuation or expansion of a project, but these funds are meant to build capacity, not sustain efforts. These funds are not targeted to agencies as there are other avenues for non-profits to apply for funding such as Buncombe County’s annual community development grants.

How do you apply? Grant applications are required. The application is online at buncombecounty.org/apply. Hardcopy applications (including applications in languages in other than English) are available by contacting Chiloh Campbell at (828) 250‐6566 or chiloh.campbell@buncombecounty.org. A free grant writing workshop will be held on Saturday, September 16 at the TD Bank, 200 College Street, first floor conference room from noon to 4PM.

The deadline for submitting a grant is 5PM on October 5, 2017. For more information, please see attached.

About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at dhesse@mountainx.com.

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