Richland County groups can apply for grants worth more than $2 million

July 19, 2023

Funding available for community-based programs, services

Organizations in Richland County that offer community-based programs and services have until Monday, July 31 to apply for a share of more than $2 million in financial support.

County Council recently voted to make $2.18 million in Community Impact Grants available as part of the County’s FY 2024 budget. Organizations can apply for up to $50,000 for a single year of funding via ZoomGrants:

The measure by Council is part of an effort to encourage organizations and agencies to continue offering innovative and needed services that enhance residents’ quality of life. Proposed projects must address the following criteria:

  • The activity meets service-type activities outlined in the organization’s mission, long-range plans, goals and objectives.
  • The activity, in whole or in part, provides opportunities for underserved populations in Richland County.
  • The activity provides solutions by way of systems or approaches that can prevent, mitigate or resolve individual, family or community problems.

Projects should address one or more of the following community issues:

  • Affordable housing
  • Education
  • Recreation
  • Health and safety
  • Workforce development
  • Food insecurity

The County’s Community Impact Grant Committee will review applications, evaluating projects based on project summary, project impact, organizational background and budget.

For application questions, email Budget and Grants staff: [email protected]. For more about eligibility, requirements or other information, visit the County’s ZoomGrants page.