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State Strategic Impact Grants - Kentucky

Grants to Kentucky Nonprofits, Agencies, and School Systems
in Eligible Counties to Promote Economic Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Duke Energy Foundation

Deadline Date:

05/15/21

Description:

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Grants to Kentucky nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and school systems in eligible counties to promote economic development. Funding is intended to support small businesses during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, promote neighborhood revitalization, and address urban blight and building vacancies. Activities must take place in Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties.

Grant applications may include, but are not limited to, projects that: 

  • Deter the decline of cities, neighborhoods and main street corridors 
  • Impact job growth or retention
  • Support community vitality
  • Act as catalysts to spur additional commercial redevelopment activities
  • Create jobs through commercial redevelopment

Grants will fund, but are not limited to:

  • Predevelopment Functions
  • Professional Services –architectural design and engineering services
  • Environmental Services 
  • Consulting Services – real estate market analysis, financial feasibility analysis
  • Economic Development / Small Business Assistance
  • Business coaching to address COVID-19 impacts 
  • Market business districts affected by economic downturn (COVID-19)

Preferential treatment will be given to projects that:

  • Serve the underserved, diverse and low-income populations
  • Support minority- and female-owned businesses
  • Provide assistance to organizations to help businesses recover from COVID-19

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195243

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for grant funding consideration, your organization must meet the following criteria:
- Have current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, be a governmental entity, including school systems.
- Serve communities that are also served by Duke Energy
- Serve communities without discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, creed, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation or national origin
- Have a method by which to measure, track and report one or more program outcomes and specific results that demonstrate measurable community impact

Restrictions:
Foundation grant support is not available for:
- Churches or evangelical organizations
- Organizations with a substantial purpose of influencing any political, legislative or regulatory cause
- Fraternal, veteran or labor membership organizations serving only the members of that organization
- Organizations offering or providing either Duke Energy Corporation, the Duke Energy Foundation, or their respective officers or employees any benefit from the grant
- Nonprofit organizations that are opposing or intervening parties (or that fund any such parties) in any proceeding in which Duke Energy is a party, or that fund or produce negative advertisements against Duke Energy.

What’s not funded:
- Organization operating funds
- Capital or endowment campaigns
- Bricks and mortar
- Equipment purchases (e.g., windows, new roof, etc.)
- Travel expenses
- Municipal street lighting projects
- Installation of underground electric service
- Streetscapes

Pre-Application Information:

Application Period April 1 – June 15; grant decisions by August 30

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=5210&x_proposal_type_id=40980

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USA: Kentucky: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties

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