Accepting Applications for 2020 Grant-in-Aid Program



Date of release:  February 12, 2020

Grant In Aid workshop graphicThe City of Paducah is accepting applications for a Grant-in-Aid Program for non-profit agencies and for agencies providing a municipal service that meets the needs of the City.  For the Fiscal Year 2021 budget, the City has set aside $1,474,880.  Agencies interested in applying are encouraged to attend one of two workshops to review the application process.  The workshops will be at City Hall on Thursday, February 20 at 4 p.m. and Monday, February 24 at noon.

The Grant-in-Aid Categories are as follows:

  • Core Services Grant – eligible for agencies that provide a municipal service including but not limited to transportation, animal control, parks and recreation, and economic development.
  • Quality of Life Grant – eligible for non-profit agencies that provide programs or projects that benefit the quality of life for the residents of Paducah.
  • Quality of Life Micro Grant – eligible for non-profit agencies providing programs or projects that benefit the quality of life for Paducah residents.  The grant request is limited to $5000 or less.
  • Catalyst Grant – eligible for non-profit agencies desiring to launch a new program or project that requires an infusion of financial support to start or expedite the process.
  • Board of Commissioners Advocacy Grant – eligible for non-profit agencies that were not selected by the Grant-in-Aid-Review Panel but completed the application process.

City Manager Jim Arndt says, “Each year, the City of Paducah provides financial assistance to several organizations that help us by providing either a municipal service or a program or project that benefits this community’s quality of life.  With a limited availability of funds, we want to create a structured process that provides our Grant-in-Aid Review Panel with detailed information in order to make the best recommendations possible for funding.”

“In simple terms, we are asking organizations to tell us what your needs may be, how your program or project benefits this community, and how we may be able to help,” adds Arndt.

Visit Grant-In-Aid for application guidelines and forms.  The application deadline is March 31.  Please note that except for the Core Services Grant, each agency must be a 501(c)(3) organization.  Also, any agency receiving United Way funding will not be eligible for grant funds through the City of Paducah.  Agencies that have received funding in the past WILL need to submit applications.