Current Grant Cycle: Renewal and New Funding Round
The PCL Allocation Committee approved two-year renewals of all current grants at a March 2017 meeting for the period of July 2017 through June 2019. This would complete the five-year PCL funding cycle, as current grants began in 2014 and would expire at the end of the current Levy in June 2019.
Also, PCL allocated $800,000 for new grants in after-school programs for children in grades K-5 through a competitive grant process for the 2017-18 and '19 school years. Sixty percent of the available funds will go toward enrichment; the remaining 40 percent for academic support. Grants will be awarded in Summer 2017. The timeline is below.
LETTER OF INTEREST
The AC decided on a two-step process where applicants first submit a Letter of Interest, along with a tentative timeline. Details of the meeting can be found under the March 21st meeting recap on the AC page here. The Letter of Interest can be found here or on the right-hand side of this page. The Letter of Interest Review Criteria can be found here or on the right-hand side of this page.
Below is a tentative timeline:
April 5: Issue call for LOIs.
April 26: LOIs due to PCL; LOI review period begins.
May 17: PCL staff provides reviewer recommendations, plus any staff comment, to applicants and AC.
May 22: Public meeting to decide on which organizations will be invited to submit an RFI.
May 26: Publish RFI.
June 26: RFI responses due; review period begins.
July 26: PCL staff provides application scores and staff recommendations to applicants and AC.
July 31-Aug 4: Schedule public meeting to make funding decisions.
Sept. 1: Grant period begins.
The Levy has a limited amount of $500 sponsorships for events related to our program areas on a first-come, first-served basis each year at two intervals detailed below. Please note that sponsorships go quickly and are usually spoken for EARLY IN THE MORNING the FIRST DAY they are due.
Ten $500 sponsorships will be awarded in early June for events scheduled from July 1 through Dec. 31st. Requests will be accepted beginning June 1st.
Ten $500 sponsorships will be awarded in early December for events scheduled from Jan. 1 through June 30th. Requests will be accepted beginning Dec. 1st.
Please see the sponsorship guidelines document on the upper right of this page or by clicking here.
UPDATE: Sponsorship requests for July 1 - Dec. 31, 2017 events will be accepted beginning June 1, 2017.