The Ohio County Community Foundation may, on occasion, find it necessary to issue discretionary conference/training grants from the unrestricted funds outside of the Grants Committee recommendations and full Board approval. These grants are on a first come, first serve basis until allotted funding for the current calendar year has been exhausted. Conference/Training Grants are given in an amount not to exceed $150 per application with a maximum of $300 per year per organization and a maximum of 2 conference/training grants per year.
*Applicants must qualify as an exempt organization under the IRS Code 501 (c), or be sponsored by such organizations, or qualify as a governmental or educational entity or possess similar attributes per IRS Code Section 509(a). The Ohio County Community Foundation reserves the right to verify the exempt status of an organization and request further documentation if deemed necessary.
*No grants will be made for the acquisitions of weapons, firearms, destructive devices or ammunition as defined in the Indiana Code under IC 35-41-1-8 or IC 35-47.5-2.4.
*Grants will not be made for conferences or training which were committed to prior to grant award date. No reimbursements.
*Grants will not be made specifically for sectarian religious purposes but can be made to religious organizations for general community purposes.
* No grant proposals will be considered by the OCCF which have been proposed by individuals or organizations responsible to advisory bodies or persons unless letters of recommendation or approval from those advisory bodies or persons accompany the grant proposal.
*No grants will be made solely to individuals but can be made for the benefit of certain individuals for such purposes as scholarships and special programs through educational institutions and other sponsoring recipient organizations.
*For organizations that have been awarded grants in the past, all grant reporting requirements must be current before applying.
*Grant may only be used for the purpose of training and/or attending conferences which support and enhance the goals of non-profit organizations serving Ohio County, IN.
*For organizations using the grant to attend a conference, funds may only be used for registration fees. It cannot be used for lodging, food or travel expenses.
*For organizations using the grant to provide training, funds may only be used for training materials and/or speakers.
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