Coming June 1: 2023-24 Grant Applications

Thank you all for your patience as we have reorganized this grant cycle!

Grant Applications 

Open June 1: The continuation of our competitive allocation program to help fund private nonprofit social service agencies within the County for the fiscal year 2023-2024! Last year we awarded more than $200,000 to almost 30 organizations!

Submitting Your Application

Applications will be submitted via the new county website's Form Center.




To qualify to apply for the Nonprofit Social Service Agency Grant, an organization must be a 501(c)3 providing social services in Lincoln County that respond to community needs.

To complete an application, you will need full contact information for your organization, including Federal Employer ID number; your organization's mission statement and detailed information on the organization's structure and operations; documents including a list of current board members, a statement of financial position, and a budget-to-actuals report.

Starting June 1, you'll be able to find the application here and on the homepage.


The Review Committee may request additional information from applicants, and may, at its discretion, schedule informal meetings with applicants to further clarify information. The Review Committee will recommend funding allocations to the Board of Commissioners. The criteria the Review Committee and Board of Commissioners will generally use to review the applications and prioritize allocations include the following:

  • Provider of direct social services to citizens within Lincoln County
  • Record of service in the County
  • Evidence of community need and community support
  • Historical support by Lincoln County of agency’s operations and activities
  • Demonstrated sound financial and administrative capabilities
  • Avoidance of duplication of services from governmental or other nonprofit agencies
  • Experience in coordinating services with other agencies across spectrum of social services provided in the County
  • Accessibility of programs and facilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Commitment to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion as articulated in Board of Commissioners Resolution #19-11-9A

Grant funds are limited. Numerous requests are expected.  A Review Committee recommends allocations to the Board of Commissioners and is not bound by the incremental amounts requested by applicants.

Since 1998, the County has provided close to 3 million dollars from general fund to local agencies.  Review the history.