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DeKalb to host informational meeting on 2015-2016 nonprofit grants

The DeKalb County Human Development Department is now accepting 2015-2016 Nonprofit Partnership Grant applications for the General Fund and Victim Assistance Fund.

 
This funding initiative, formerly referred to as the Human Services Grant Program, has been enhanced in its focus to encourage better collaboration and asset integration among agencies serving common issues for the DeKalb community.

The program seeks to attract nonprofits with demonstrated experience in such service areas as violence to women, youth services, helping neighborhoods work with law enforcement, building family unity and capacity, as well as sharing strategies and resources for measured outcomes.
A public information briefing that details changes and guidelines to this application process will be held on Friday, July 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Manuel Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur. Other details about the program will be posted on the county website starting July 21, the official release date.

“I am particularly pleased that our Human Development team is sharpening its focus on streamlining how we leverage existing resources to reduce costs to DeKalb taxpayers. These initiatives continue to add capacity to our communities and solve old problems with new ideas,” DeKalb Interim CEO May said.


Only applications from incorporated nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status will be considered. These organizations must also meet other guideline criteria, which can be found at http://human.dekalbcountyga.gov  
Completed applications must be received no later than Friday, Aug. 15, at 5 p.m. to be considered for 2015-2016 funding. Funds are subject to the availability of 2015 DeKalb County funding for the Human Development Nonprofit Partnership program.


For more information, call Lisa Thomas at 404-270-1180 in the office of DeKalb County Human Development. For information on obtaining victim assistance program certification, contact the State of Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council at 404-657-1961.

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