County Announces Grant Process and Free Info Session for Nonprofits

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Mecklenburg County budget staff plan to hold an information session for nonprofits to learn how the Request for Proposal process works for Community Service Grants. The County is looking for nonprofit organizations that can provide services in the following areas:

• Improve the high school graduation rate
• Train and place unemployed workers
• Prevent health risks and diseases
• Promote financial self-sufficiency

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, staff will be on hand to explain the County’s RFP process. The information session is in Room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street. The grant award funding period is for Fiscal Year 2013, from July 2012 to June 2013. Priority consideration will be given to services with proven success strategies.

On Feb. 1, the RFP documents will be available online at www.MecklenburgCountyNC.gov and individuals with questions can email grants@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov for assistance.

The four target areas of this competitive RFP process reflect some of the specific areas endorsed by the Board of County Commissioners in FY2012 as most critical to improve the quality of life for residents. County Manager Harry L. Jones Sr. recommended these critical success factors, which were identified through a statistical survey of Mecklenburg County residents, a community forum, employee input and analysis of the County’s progress toward desired results. Mecklenburg County government is committed to making strategic investments in the community’s future.

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