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Non-Profit Grant Program – Due Date
Periodically, Coös County may make funds available through Coös Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), a N.H. Regional Development Corporation. CEDC is then obligated to prudently disburse these funds to eligible applicants to promote economic development throughout the county.
The following competitive grant process is one program intended to give structure & process to the disbursement of a portion of these funds.
The CEDC Grant Fund will accept proposals from organizations located in Coös County, New Hampshire. Non-profit organizations and community groups working in the areas of economic development are encouraged to apply. Organizations recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS are eligible, including U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status.
Evaluation Criteria – Economic Development
The Coös Economic Development Corporation’s priorities for issuing grants includes identifying initiatives that clearly demonstrate that they strengthen the region’s economic growth, provide support for entrepreneurs and small business owners, stimulate consumer spending for existing businesses, enhance public use of the region’s natural resources with a related trickle-down effect on ED, as well as attract new businesses to Coös County.
Grant Program Vision
“To provide stimulus for new and existing businesses, and other proactive community organizations in Coös County, to support efforts that ultimately culminate in sustainable economic development, while fostering a strong and diverse workforce, sustainable employment and a thriving business environment.”
Two distinct rounds of grant funding will take place each year. Application will be due by September 15, 2017. Rounds 1 and 2 for 2018 will be due on March 15th and September 15th respectively.