Apply now for a $5,000 Community Outreach Grant—deadline June 30

Hernando County Government has opened its application period for the 2018 Community Outreach Grant program. Organizations may apply for a $5,000 grant to implement a project that will enhance our community’s character, value, safety, environment or recreational opportunities. Applications are due June 30, 2017.

Go to www.HernandoCounty.us/bocc/budget/communitygrants.htm to apply or to learn more about the program. You may also call (352) 754-4004 or email [email protected] for more information.

Projects must fall within one or more of the following categories:

  • Healthy and Safe Lifestyles – create opportunities to enhance community leadership, healthy lifestyles and public safety
  • Social Connections – connect those in need of financial, emotional or professional development to public and private community resources
  • Environmental Preservation – engage residents in hands-on cleanup and/or learning opportunities to improve our area’s natural resources
  • Tourism – plan an event that promotes the area’s recreational, sporting, arts and/or natural resources opportunities

Grant funding is reimbursed upon project completion. The program is designed for short-term projects that begin and end between October 1 and July 31. Projects must take place in Hernando County and have a public benefit.