FAQ

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Our purpose is to provide financial assistance through our grant programs for local organizations and charities that work to improve the overall vitality and quality of life in our county, through their educational, social, cultural, and environmental programs and initiatives.

These are some of the questions we are frequently asked along with the answers to them. If you can’t find the answer to your question, we encourage you to contact us.

When is my Grant Application Due?

Applications are only accepted online and can be obtained from our website. Spring grants must be submitted by 4:30pm 2nd Wednesday of March. Fall grants must be submitted by 4:30pm 2nd Wednesday of August.

WHAT IF OUR GRANT IS NOT FUNDED?

There is a lot of competition for grants and unfortunately, requests exceed funds available. Unless your grant was returned as unqualified, we encourage resubmission.

HOW DO I SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION?

Grant applications are only accepted electronically through the grants link on our website.  If you need support, contact the office at 563-242-5702

HOW DO I GET MY GRANT MONEY?

All grants are reimbursement grants. Just submit copies of paid invoices with proof of payment to our office at:

CCDA
PO Box 2061
Clinton, IA 52733-2061

You may also email your documentation to [email protected]

Your organization will be reimbursed at 75% of submitted invoices as the organization is responsible for 25% of the project cost.
Payments are issued once a month, after regular board meetings, the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

WHAT IF WE DON'T SPEND 100% OF OUR GRANT?

Any funds unspent are forfeited and returned to the pool to be awarded to other projects.

CAN WE GET AN EXTENSION ON SPENDING GRANT FUNDS?

Extensions are possible however, you must submit this request 2 weeks before the board meeting to approve the extension. The board usually meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Be aware of the deadline to spend funds and the timing of your extension request.

HOW DO I BECOME A BOARD MEMBER ?

Member of the CCDA Board of Directors serve two-year terms and are limited to a max of three consecutive terms.  When an opening occurs, the CCDA Board issues a public notice and sets a deadline for community members interested in serving to apply with a letter of interest and resume.  A Recruiting and Selection Committee will then conduct in-person interviews before making final recommendations to the entire board.

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