Monday, February 22, 2010

Stimulus Grant App Process Announced

Application and Funding Details Announced for NYCON’s Federal ARRA Grant Designed to Strengthen NYC Nonprofits

The New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) received a nationally competitive $1M, two-year stimulus grant from the Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF), created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. NYCON will award $600K of the grant to community-based nonprofits Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx who are providing services that are vital to the economic recovery efforts. See the overview below for specific program eligibility.

NYCON’s Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF) Program is comprised of two components.
  • Component #1: Training and Education. NYCON will provide access to and scholarships for free training, access to an online learning community, and consulting support to 80 community and faith-based organizations. These organizations will be known as “Program Participants.” NYCON is collaborating with three Nonprofit Training Partners including the Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement, the Support Center for Nonprofit Management and the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York. The SCF program will offer an extraordinarily comprehensive range of free training opportunities to meet the needs, interests, and goals of eligible secular and faith-based organizations who participate in this program.
  • Component #2: Funding and Technical Assistance. Program Participants will be able to compete to receive a grant ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 and receive 50 hours of free technical assistance. Both the funding awards and technical assistance are designed to build organizational capacity. Approximately 30 community and faith-based organizations will be awarded financial and technical assistance and these organizations will be known as “Project Partners.”

Applications will be accepted during two competitive funding rounds that will take place in the Spring and late Winter of 2010. A total of $600,000 in Financial Assistance will be available. Click here for more information.

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