Outside Agency Funding Process Revamped

Borough Revamps Outside Agency Funding Process to Better Benefit Carlisle Community

Each year, funds are set aside in the Borough’s budget for outside organizations and agencies. During fiscal year 2020 budget meetings, discussion ensued about potential modifications to this process in order to ensure the funding opportunity is open to the entire Carlisle community. At the September Borough Council Workshop meeting, Council approved new guidelines for the Outside Agency Funding process.

The Outside Agency Funding process will be promoted on the Borough’s website and social media to increase the pool of potential applicants. In addition, a set of guidelines has been crafted to ensure the submissions will benefit the Carlisle community.

When applying for funding, the applicant must demonstrate that the funds will be used for one or more of the following areas:

  • Community Beautification: Funds may be used to beautify a particular area of Carlisle Borough. Examples could include: planting along a block, neighborhood cleanups, planting of trees, etc.
  • Social Programs: Funds may be used to support programs in the community that improve residents’ quality of life, particularly for children and youth.
  • Support of Community Activities: Funds may be used to participate in community events, including the purchase of materials or supplies.
  • Education: Funds may be used to support educational opportunities.

Other objectives for consideration in submissions include the estimated number of Borough residents that will benefit from the project/mission and how the project/mission aligns with current Borough services.

Submissions will be evaluated by the Assistant Borough Manager, Chairperson or Vice-Chair of the Community Planning and Smart Growth Committee, and the Chairperson or Vice-Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee.

The Borough is tentatively proposing $10,000 in funds for fiscal year 2021, with a funding limit of $2,500 to one organization. If you or your organization wish to apply for Outside Agency Funding in 2021, please send your submission to:
Borough of Carlisle
Assistant Borough Manager
Attn: Grant Guideline Request
53 W. South St.
Carlisle, PA 17013

Submissions must be made by September 30, 2020. Applicants will be required to attend the September 30 Workshop meeting to present their submission. Once approved, the Borough will notify recipients and funds will be dispersed. A copy of the application information and guidelines can be found on our website, https://www.carlislepa.org/outside_agency_funding/. You may also request a copy of the information and guidelines by e-mailing Joyce Stone, the Borough Secretary at jstone@carlislepa.org, or calling 717-240-6920.

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