NEW ALBANY – The Floyd County Legacy Foundation (FCLF) announced that its annual grant program for nonprofit organizations supporting Floyd County residents will begin accepting applications beginning Friday, April 1.
The program, now in its third year, awards grants of $25,000 or more to organizations that meet the needs and priorities of southern Indiana residents living in New Albany, Floyds Knobs, Greenville, Georgetown and Galena.
The Foundation will allocate most of its grants to meet the needs and priorities documented in the Priorities for Progress—Assets and Aspirations in Southern Indiana 2021 report, which was produced in partnership with the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and Indiana University Southeast. Applied Research and Education. Center.
The Floyd County Legacy Foundation expects organizations applying for grants to link their projects and desired outcomes to the information in the assessment. While the Foundation considers applications for all of the needs listed in the Priorities for Progress report, it will give top priority to grants that meet one or more of the following needs:
• Vocational certification and other workforce development support
• Drug addiction prevention and treatment
• Access to quality mental health services
The Foundation prefers to fund specific projects, capital and equipment needs and programs. Grant applications may also include costs to improve the ability to measure quality, accountability and impact. However, the Foundation will rarely pay ongoing program, management or maintenance fees.
The grant program will run once a year, with the next cycle beginning April 1 and ending April 29 at noon. The online application portal can be accessed by visiting the Floyd County Legacy Foundation website: www.FloydLegacyFoundation.org.
To be eligible for the grant program, applicants must be a 501©(3) public charity that serves residents of Floyd County and have a distinct need in mind. For more details on the Floyd County Legacy Foundation grant program, visit the organization’s website at www.FloydLegacy Foundation.org.