The City of Frankfort has been providing subsidy funds to local nonprofits for more than 15 years to support the important work of nonprofits in the community. This year, the process for applying for subsidies is changing from a direct request from an eligible organization early in the budget process to a project-based application process that encourages partnership among like-minded organizations and supports the City’s Strategic Plan. The City believes this change will result in better collaboration among agencies and the city, and better service implementation within the community.
Any 501(c)3 organization located in the City of Frankfort and in good standing with the City is eligible to submit an application. Organizations may submit a project application for their own individual organization or in collaboration with another organization. Partnership projects among organizations will be prioritized. Applications will be evaluated by an independent review committee and awards will be made based on application scoring. While some organizations may see reduced funding from previous years, it is the goal that as many organizations receive funding as possible.
Subsidy applications will be released May 24 and accepted until June 23. All applications will be evaluated and scored at the same time after the June 23 deadline. Subsidy awards will be dispersed as the beginning of August. The project period runs on the city's fiscal year, July 1- June 30 and funds must be spent during this time. Organizations will have quarterly check-ins with city staff throughout the project period.
Applications are available as PDF online and may be returned to City Hall in person, mail, or via email to Blair Hecker, email@example.com