2021 SDCEA Community Grants in the United States
The Chaffee County Community Foundation is excited to commence 2021 Sangre de Cristo Electric Association (SDCEA) Community Grants.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate how their activities align with SDCEA priorities:
Community-based Health Programs such as Community Health Clinics, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment, Hot Lines & Crisis Intervention, Sexual Assault Services, Protection Against Abuse, Spouse/Child/Sexual Abuse Prevention
Support of Food, Shelter & Human Services such as Food Programs/Food Banks & Food Pantries, Homeless Shelters, Temporary Housing, Children & Youth Services, Child Day Care, Family Services, Family Violence Shelters, Pregnancy Centers
Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Search & Rescue, Fire Prevention, Safety Education & First Aid
Animal Protection & Welfare.
Grant Amount: Between $501 – $5,000.
Grant periods will be 12 months long.
Eligibility and Requirements
All applicants MUST be currently providing programs in Chaffee, Lake, Custer or Fremont counties.
501c3, as well as 501c4 and 501c6 organizations that can prove they do not engage in political activity are eligible to apply.
Applicants may only be awarded one grant from the SDCEA Community Grants program per calendar year.
General operating, program, and capital requests are eligible.
A new grant application will not be accepted until a final report has been submitted for any previous award.
If an applicant is denied funding, unless otherwise stated in a denial letter, they may apply for funding again on the following deadline
Having been awarded Community Grants from SDCEA in the past does not increase your chances of being selected for funding.
Applications that demonstrate the following factors will be most competitive:
Clearly defined and measurable outcomes, outputs, and impacts for proposed programs and projects
Projects, programs, or organizations that serve basic needs (food, housing, health)
Projects, programs, or organizations that serve populations with special needs
Note- Any organization that received funding from SDCEA Community Grants in 2020 is required to submit a Colorado Common Grant Report prior to, or with, their 2021 application. Organizations who fail to do this will not be considered for funding.
For more information, visit https://www.chaffeecommunity.org/grants