Grant program offers financial support for community events

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

Groups looking for financial support for their community events may be able to secure funding via the York City Welcoming Communities Grant Program. 

The program, which is administered by Downtown Inc, is entering its fourth year. The program allocates funds with the goal of identifying sustainable community events that contribute to creating a welcoming community through diversity, accessibility and cultural representation. 

The new Downtown York logo is said to recognize the industrial history of the city.

Deadline to submit letters of interest for the 2023 grant round is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. 

Grant amounts up to $2,000 will be considered. The average grant amount is around $1,500 or less. A total of $15,000 in grants will be allocated for events taking place from May 1, 2023. through May 1, 2024, in York City. 

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Selected applicants have until March 1 to fill out a full application. Applicants will be notified of the funding decision by April 19, and grants will be disbursed by April 21.

The grant program is made possible through the financial support of the Powder Mill Foundation, the York County Community Foundation and in partnership with the Cultural Alliance of York County

For more information about the grant program, go to www.downtownyorkpa.com/