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Community Investment Grant

Grants to Jefferson County, Texas Nonprofits for
Education, Income, and Health Programs in Eligible Areas

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Mid and South Jefferson County

Deadline Date:

01/07/19 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Jefferson County, Texas nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs that address community needs and improve the local quality of life. Projects must align with one of the following areas of focus: income, education, health. Eligible applicants must demonstrate that they possess the expertise, passion, and resources needed to get things done.

The United Way concept is based on an expectation that desirable community needs/services for the zip codes 77619, 77627, 77640, 77641, 77642, 77643, 77651, 77655 (Groves, Nederland, Port Arthur, Port Neches, and Sabine Pass) which cannot be totally funded from other sources may be funded by the United Way.

Funding is focused on the building blocks for a good life:

Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
Income – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
Health – Improving People’s Health

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165744

Term of Contract:

The funding cycle begins July 2019 and will conclude June 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements:
1. An active local or regional governing board (primarily residing in Jefferson County) of adequate size, background, and diversity to represent the community, serving without compensation, holding regular, documented meetings (at least quarterly) and demonstrating effective administrative control.

2. Clearly stated, measurable objectives for each program seeking Community Investment Funds.

3. A program that addresses a clearly demonstrated community need in reference to at least one of the three areas of United Way focus of Education, Income and Health.

4. A satisfactory past record of providing community services demonstrated by:
- Two years of service utilized by the community as evidenced by service utilization figures;
- Individual program financing during this time period from several sources (including at least one that is inherent to the community.)

5. A categorized operating budget system which:
- Translates program plans into financial terms;
- Uses proper financial accounting procedures;
- Regular annual financial reviews/audits, as outlined in the Annual Financial Reporting Policy of the UWMSJC, showing all income and disbursements in reasonable detail prepared by an independent Certified Public Accountant.

6. Evidence of consultation and cooperation with established, related agencies to prevent duplication of effort and achieve efficiency and economy of operation.

7. Programs available to citizens of the community without regard to race, religion, national origin, or political creed;

8. Incorporated, non-profit corporation status under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue code.

9. Demonstrated compliance with all applicable statutes and licensing, accreditation, and governmental code requirements.

Pre-Application Information:

Agencies not currently affiliated with the UWMSJC that wish to apply should write a letter of interest that includes the nature of their program(s) seeking consideration. The letter should be received no later than 5:00 PM on January 7, 2019, if they wish to be considered for inclusion in the 2019-20 Community Investment Grant Forum.

About United Way Of Mid and South Jefferson County: https://www.unitedwaymsjc.org/about-us

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To submit the online Letter of Interest, see the URL for Full Text link below.

Janie Johnson, CEO/Executive Director
janie.johnson@unitedwaymsjc.org
409.729.4040

United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County
7980 Anchor Drive #600
Port Arthur, TX 77642

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Groves, Nederland, Port Arthur, Port Neches, and Sabine Pass in Jefferson County