Deadline Fast Approaching for Outside Agency Funding Submissions

The deadline for submissions for Carlisle Borough’s Outside Agency Funding is less than two weeks away. Organizations and agencies interested in applying for funding must do so by noon on Wednesday, September 30. For fiscal year 2021, the Borough is tentatively proposing $10,000 in funds, with a funding limit of $2,500 to one organization. 

During September’s Borough Council Workshop meeting, Council approved new guidelines for the Borough’s annual Outside Agency Funding process. These new guidelines ensure the funding opportunity is open to the entire Carlisle community and the submissions received 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. 

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
Again, submissions must be made by noon on 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. You may also request a copy of the information and guidelines by e-mailing Joyce Stone, the Borough Secretary at or calling 717-240-6920.
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