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Council Community Grant

Council Community Grant

The City of Palmer recognizes the valued contributions being provided through the volunteer efforts of community organizations, agencies, and individuals on behalf of its citizens. Community grant funding demonstrates Council’s commitment to programs, services, projects and events that are benefits to the community while at the same time recognizing the financial constraints impacting the City’s ability to provide funding.

The objectives of the City of Palmer Council Community Grant are:

  • to provide modest levels of support and assistance to help foster and develop community programs, services, projects, and events that enhance the greater Palmer community’s cultural and economic environment; and
  • to treat all organizations fairly and consistently while creating a minimal administrative process.

Applicant eligibility

Preference will be given to organizations and groups that demonstrate Palmer community support and that propose a program, service, project or event (event) having the potential for positive economic and cultural impacts and that show evidence of efficient use of resources, sound business practices/accountability, and describe the organization’s or group’s knowledge, skills and self-reliance.

An applicant organization must meet the following general criteria in order to be considered for a Council Community grant:

  1. Program, service, project or event must primarily benefit the community and residents of Palmer.
  2. Program, service, project or even have Citywide significance and is expected to bring economic and/or public relations benefit to the City.
  3. Grant applicants should be able to demonstrate active fundraising efforts to support the continuation of the program, service, project or event. The City grant should not be considered as the primary source of funding for the organization.
  4. Funding requests can be defined as programs, services, projects and events that economically benefit Palmer by supporting, sustaining, promoting, informing, educating, celebrating, preserving and/or providing access to the arts, culture, environment, heritage, recreation and/or health activities.
  5. To qualify for funding, the group must demonstrate its commitment to all of the following principles:
  6. Program, service, project or event is open – accessible – to all members of the community;
    1. Program, service, project or event must take place within the Palmer city limits or within one mile of the city limits;
    2. Program, service, project or event is effective in providing an economic benefit to Palmer;
    3. the applicant is accountable for sound management and financial practices;
    4. Individuals are not eligible.

Please click the link below to download an application. Completed applications are turned into the City Manager's Office. Please contact the City Manager's Office at 761-1304 for more information.

PDF icon Council Community Grant Application