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Black Hawk County Community Services Application

  1. PLEASE NOTE: The Black Hawk County Supervisors are not currently accepting new applications. The application window is typically every April - May so please check back!

    The Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors has allocated funding for providing community services that advance the following public purposes:     

        Stable and secure housing
        Heating and utilities
        Nutrition and Hunger
        Health and mental health care 
        Shelter and heat when housing is unavailable
        Job training
        Basic skills training
        Special needs training and assistance
        Poverty and providing for basic necessities
        Financial management and debt relief
        Relief from domestic violence, domestic assault, and sexual abuse/assault
        Conservation and preservation of natural resources
        Environmental protection
        Business climate
        Employment opportunities
        Economic vitality
        Crisis prevention and assistance
        Equal opportunity and combatting discrimination

  2. Tentative Schedule FY23:

    Application Submission Deadline
    Application Review
    Presentations to the Board of Supervisors
    Award Notification

  3. May 31, 2022
    June 1 – June 13, 2022
    June 14th & 21st, 2022
    June 2022

  4. Application Presentations:

    Applicant presentations will be scheduled at one or more upcoming meetings of the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors. The presentation length will be approximately ten (10) minutes. The Board may allow for additional time for questions and answers.

  5. Applicant Eligibility:

    Because community services are sought in order to serve residents of Black Hawk County, and because of the desire to encourage local providers of such services, preference will be given to organizations that are either solely located in, or have a branch office located in, Black Hawk County. 

  6. Service Eligibility:

    Community services funds may be used only for services that advance once or more of the public purposes identified by the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors and listed below, for the benefit of the residents of Black Hawk County.  Applicant should be able to identify services it performs that will advance one or more of the following public purposes identified by the Board of Supervisors.

  7. Community Services Requirements:

    Community services funds must be used for those services for which the County ultimately contracts. Contracted services must be performed and invoiced in order for funds to be paid.

    At any time, the Board of Supervisors may request that an update on services being provided be presented to the board during public meetings.  The Board may request documentation concerning contracted services.

    Year-end reports and/or presentations may be required. Failure to submit required reports will be considered in determining eligibility for award of future community services contracts.  

  8. Evaluation Criteria:

    Submitted applications will be evaluated by the following criteria in no particular order of importance:

    • Demonstrates economic impact and/or community development.
    • Has potential for long term impact
    • Serves a broad segment of the population
    • Cleary describes the project goals
    • Demonstrates plans for future funding for the project/program
  9. Selection Process:

    Community services funds may not be able to fund every request submitted.  If an application is not awarded, the decision does not reflect on the value of the group or service. Funding decisions will be made in February. This is not an ongoing allocation; funding to agencies is contingent upon the amount of funds the Board of Supervisors have allocated.

  10. To ensure fairness, applications that are incomplete, do not follow guidelines, or miss the deadline will not be eligible for funding.

  11. Applicant Information:
  12. Project/Program Information:
  13. Financial:
  14. Funding decisions will be made in June.
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