Casco Bay Island Development Association
Announcement of Grant Program and Request for Applications
CBIDA is a bay-wide organization that fosters a sense of ÒBay CommunityÓ and supports Casco Bay island communities, both seasonal and year round. In 2015 we are again conducting a grant program under which we may award up to three grants, in amounts up to $3,000, for island focused projects.
We are especially interested in receiving grant proposals in the following subject areas:
Types of projects we do not fund:
áprojects that directly benefit an individual
á projects that benefit a business
á projects that support the core functions of a municipality
Qualified applicants are non-profit organizations. Individuals and other entities must partner with a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Evaluation considerations include but are not limited to:
á breadth of impact: number of people affected by the activity
á inter-island collaborations or partnerships
á project that will be ongoing after CBIDA funding is expended
á how project success will be evaluated
á marketing strategy to promote partnership with funder
á provision for ongoing funding after expenditure of CBIDA grant funds
á projects that include community match, either financial or in kind
Interested organizations are invited to submit applications by e-mail in the form attached, limited to five pages total by March 12, 2015. Applicants will be notified of action on their proposals by April 2, 2015. Successful applicants will be expected to prepare and present a brief report on their project at our fall annual meeting. If you have questions about the process, contact a Grant Committee member listed on the application. Check cbida.org for more information.
GRANT APPLICATION – CLICK HERE