The City of Ocoee’s Community Grant applications will be available at Ocoee.org beginning July 2. Residents may also pick up an application at Ocoee City Hall located at 150 North Lakeshore Drive. The deadline to submit applications is July 31.
The Community Grant program, held in January and July, provides financial grants of up to $500. There is $7,000 available for this grant cycle.
Groups that are eligible to apply for a grant are Ocoee non-profit organizations and civic groups. In addition, non-profit organizations and civic groups outside the city limits, which benefit residents of Ocoee, are also qualified to apply for a Community Grant. The city awards the grants to acknowledge excellence and to further the contributions these local organizations bring to the Ocoee community. Completed applications should be mailed or delivered to City Hall, Community Relations, 150 North Lakeshore Drive.
The applications are reviewed and ranked by the Community Grant Review Board, a group of residents appointed by the Ocoee City Commission. The Community Grant Review Board makes a recommendation to the City Commission on which organizations to fund. The City Commission then makes the final decision.
For information, call 407-905-3100 or visit http://www.ocoee.org/Community-Grant-Programs.