CommunityWINS Grant Program – Applications Due March 17

The Montana Main Street Program would like to pass along this information about an upcoming funding opportunity:
The CommunityWINS (Working/Investing in Neighborhood Stabilization) Grant Program, administered by the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and funded by Wells Fargo, supports local nonprofits in promoting long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for their community. The awards recognize outstanding mayoral-based initiatives that can assist their city in promoting economic growth and aim to share these best practices to assist other cities in developing local programs in their market. USCM members may nominate up to three programs run by nonprofit organizations that address one of the following categories: Neighborhood Stabilization, Economic Development, and Job Creation. Two awards in each of the following three population categories will be given in 2017: Large Cities (one $300,000 and one $75,000 award); Medium Cities (one $150,000 and one $50,000 award); and Small Cities (one $150,000 and one $50,000 award). All programs must be initiated with the full support of the mayor to be eligible, including those developed and implemented in collaboration with the private sector, community groups, and other partners. The application deadline is March 17, 2017. Visit the USCM website to learn more about the program.