Administering Grants for County Commission

We have been approached by a county commission in our region for assistance in administering their annual grant process. They would like us to build the application, answer applicant questions, conduct a preliminary review, and oversee follow-up reporting for awarded grants. The county commissioners will make the final grant decisions and handle the fund disbursements.

If your community foundation has entered into this type of arrangement (or similar) with local government, I would love to connect with you on how you have structured this and on any lessons learned.

We are particularly interested in how you determined your fees for providing this type of grant administration service.

Thank you!

Laurie Abildso

Vice President

Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.

MeredithEdwardsMeliaSwirskyChristiLyons

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  • GracieMaxwellGracieMaxwell
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    edited June 22

    Hi @LaurieAbildso,

    We did this with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. We built the application, answered questions, made sure that the grantee completed all necessary information, and are currently seeing the follow-up reporting. We made the county council members users and marked them as committee members so they could also log into the portal to see the grants that were assigned to them. The fee part I am unsure of due to it being part of the American Rescue Plan Act. For our pass-through funds though we do charge a 1% fee.

    MeliaSwirskyChristiLyons
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