Kannapolis accepting grant applications from nonprofits

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

KANNAPOLIS ó The city is seeking applications from nonprofits with programs that would qualify for its 2009-2010 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation.
The deadline for submitting applications is April 17 at 5 p.m.
Funds are designated for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income residents in the city. These typically include programs that provide housing, child care, employment services, health services, drug-abuse prevention, mental-health services and education programs.
“We use these funds to help support nonprofits that provide services that fit within the city’s and HUD’s mission,” said Irene Sacks, director of business and community affairs. “These groups provide important services, from delivering hot meals to homebound residents to providing housing assistance to helping battle literacy issues in our community.”
Applications will be reviewed by the Community Development Commission and by city staff. The maximum grant amount is $5,000.
The city is allowing organizations to apply for an additional $10,000 supplemental grant which will be awarded to up to two organizations to help address the community’s needs during the economic downturn. This year, the total grant allocation is estimated at $57,000.
For more information or to request an application, contact Sherry Jones, the city’s community development program administrator, at sjones@ci. kannapolis.nc.us or 704-920-4332. Applications are also available to download from www.cityofkannapolis.com.