Deadline for Community Service Grant Applications

Date: 
9/11/2015, 5:00PM

Town of Estes Park now accepting applications for 2016 community service grants

The Town of Estes Park is now accepting applications for grant funding from organizations providing services in the Estes Park area.  The Town appropriates money to non-profit organizations at the discretion of the Town Board, subject to current Town Board goals and availability of funds. Traditionally, organizations have been funded under the general categories of Human Services, Arts, Education, Youth and Housing. 

This year, the Town is making improvements to the application process. One such improvement is that applications will now be rated according to written criteria, which can be found with the application form.

To apply for 2016 funding, organizations must complete a Community Services Funding Application and return it no later than 5 p.m. September 11, 2015.  Applications are available at the Administration Office in Room 150 of Town Hall, located at 170 MacGregor Avenue in Estes Park and at www.estes.org/communityservicegrants. Completed applications should be mailed to:  Administration Office, P.O. Box 1200, Estes Park, CO  80517; dropped off at the Administration Office; or emailed to Suzanna Simpson at ssimpson@estes.org

The Town will notify applicants of grant application status by approximately early December, 2015. Organizations receiving funds will be required to complete an Annual Report outlining actual expenditures and reporting on the grant’s outcomes. The report will complete the award cycle.  Organizations that received funds in 2015 must file an Annual Report no later than March 31, 2016.  The Annual Report form will be mailed with 2015 funding award letters, or can be picked up in the Administration Office in Town Hall. Organizations which receive funds in 2016 will be required to submit an Annual Report no later than March 31, 2017. 

For more information, please contact the Administration Department at 970-577-3700.