FY 2015-16 Community Agency Funding Process

On September 15, 2014, the Mayor and City Council approved a new community agency funding process by which grant requests from community agencies will be reviewed and approved.  The City of Winston-Salem hosted a Community Agency Funding Orientation Workshop for non-profits and other organizations seeking city financial support as the kick-off.  The workshop took place on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Mazie S. Woodruff Center (4905 Lansing Drive).  

The workshop provided the following information:

  • New application and review process
  • Documents needed to request funding
  • How to obtain help to prepare the funding request
  • Calendar and deadlines for this process

Below are links to the original press release regarding the new process and an information packet that was distributed to the Mayor and City Council prior to their September 15, 2014 meeting.  Please note the calendar included in the information packet is a general calendar.  Other links below include the application which is due on Friday, November 21, by 5:00 p.m.  The slides for the presentation from the Orientation Workshop is also below.  

Please note that a second workshop will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Mazie S. Woodruff Center (4905 Lansing Drive).  This workshop will serve to assist agencies with completing the application.  Agencies are asked to have worked on their application(s) prior to attending.  If you have any questions in regards to this process, please contact Meridith Martin at meridithm@cityofws.org.

4905 Lansing Drive, Winston-Salem NC

FY 2014-15 Community Agency Resource Information

The City of Winston-Salem provides annual operating or capital support to community agencies that meet the legal requirements for receiving public funds, as stipulated in North Carolina General Statute §159-40.  Moreover, to meet city requirements for funding, community arts and sciences agencies must meet certain specific organizational characteristics, as follows:

  • Non-profit, incorporated status, with at least two years of audited financial records and IRS 990 forms;
  • Sound organizational management with a well-rounded board of directors, governing under a set of written by-laws, as required under the articles of incorporation;
  • Broad-based support, citywide; and,
  • Policy of non-discrimination by race, sex, age, religion, or disability, in terms of the service provided and employment offered.

The applications from each agency are provided in separate links, organized by proposed source of funding.  The first four links contain applications for funding from the general fund, occupancy tax, and the Housing Finance Assistance fund which will require approval from the Mayor and City Council as part of the annual budget to be considered on June 16, 2014.  The last two links contain requests for funding from Federal housing services (Community Development Block Grant, HOME, and Emergency Shelter Grant funds) as well as the Housing Finance Assistance fund.

Community Agency Summary Information  [pdf/754kb]  

General Fund Applications  [pdf/8.54mb]  

Housing Finance Assistance Fund  [pdf/1.15mb]  

Occupancy Tax Fund  [pdf/1.15mb]  

New Requests  [pdf/2.6mb]  

CDBG / HOME / HFF Funds [pdf/45mb]  

Emergency Shelter Grant Funds  [pdf/25mb]  

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