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Strategic Partnership Grants

Buncombe County invests in a thriving and sustainable community through annual Strategic Partnership Grants.

Notice: FY2021 applications are due February 14, 2020. Refer to the document, “FY2021 Grant Guidelines” for full details, including: eligibility; timeline; application process; awards; and more.

Committee

Strategic Partnership Grants Committee Information

Table: Strategic Partnership Grants Committee
DescriptionThe purpose of the Committee is to make Strategic Partnership Grant investment recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for Buncombe County. Strategic Partnership Grant funding is granted to nonprofit organizations working toward outcomes in alignment with County Commissioner goals.
Positions9
Term Length3 years, staggered terms
Number of Terms2
Meeting DateTBD
Meeting TimeTBD
Meeting LocationTBD

Apply for the Committee

This is a chance to help shape the future of Buncombe County by joining a newly forming committee to participate in a public budgeting process. Strategic Partnership Grant funding is granted to nonprofit organizations working toward outcomes in alignment with County Commissioner goals.

A new committee is being established to make grant recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for Buncombe County. The committee will consist of nine (9) members, who will:

  • Apply for membership through the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners;
  • Be appointed by the Board of Commissioners;
  • Serve three (3) year staggered terms;
  • Represent expertise in the Strategic Plan focus areas
  • Represent the geographic diversity of the County;
  • Abide by conflict of interest policies, to include not serving on the Board of Directors or staff of an applicant organization within the past two (2) years;
  • Hold open meetings and comply with public records requirements;
  • Utilize a standardized, points-based scoring system to review grants;
  • Hold in-person presentations for grant finalists; and
  • Recommend a portfolio of grants for approval by the Board of Commissioners; and
  • Meet throughout the year to monitor grants and review progress.

Locate & Contact

Strategic Partnership Grants

Contact

Rachael Nygaard
Director of Strategic Partnerships
200 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801
P. (828) 250-6536

Community Investment
200 College Street, Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28801

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