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Sisters community grant program seeking applicants

SISTERS, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The city of Sisters is seeking to award grants to non-profit community groups and other entities that meet the grant criteria for the 2020/21 fiscal year.

The city will award up to $40,000 in grants this year for Sisters community projects. The city has awarded over $155,000 in grants to 48 local groups over the past 9 years.

Community entities and organizations that serve the Sisters community, but are not designated non-profits, will need to meet at least one of the following criteria to be eligible for a grant:

  • Provides assistance for essential utilities, food, medical needs, clothing or shelter. 
  • Provides educational or recreational opportunities for children or seniors.
  • Generates/supports economic activity in Sisters.

In evaluating requests from non-profits and for-profit entities and organizations, the city will consider the following:

  • The requesting organization’s history of success.
  • The organizational and financial stability of the requesting organization.
  • The number and types of community members served by the request.
  • The ability to measure and track the effectiveness of the project or service.
  • Community grant funds will not be used for travel, budget deficits or for routine operating expenses.
  • The City may give special consideration for requests to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Sisters.

Interested organizations should submit a Community Grant application and letter of interest by Friday, July 31, attention Kerry Prosser, City Recorder. Applications are available on the website:  www.ci.sisters.or.us/administration/page/community-grants For more information, contact Kerry Prosser at 541-323-5213 or kprosser@ci.sisters.or.us.

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