How should the City of Asheville best align Strategic Partnership Funds with the community's needs and City Council’s Vision 2036?
The City of Asheville’s Strategic Partnership Fund provides funding for nonprofit organizations that serve Asheville residents. The City’s Strategic Partnership Funds budget is $150,000-$200,000 each year. Strategic Partnership Funds are locally paid for out of the City’s general fund.
To better align with multiple priorities, the City’s Community Development Division is asking you — the community — for input on how to best align Strategic Partnership Funds (SPF) with the community's needs and City Council’s vision. Please scroll down to take the survey!
Available funding and funding priorities are determined annually by the Asheville City Council. The Housing and Community Development Committee makes its funding recommendations to City Council.
The fund’s goal is to directly support the Asheville City Council’s 2036 Vision. Proposals for funding each year must demonstrate how the applicant will directly support this vision.
Priority is given to applicants that further the Asheville City Council’s Vision 2036 by:
- Creating opportunities for economic mobility.
- Addressing disparities in low-wealth neighborhoods, such as health, housing and educational inequities.
- Developing partnerships to support Asheville City Schools and programs that close the achievement gap.
- Improving food security and healthy food availability in food deserts.
- Providing support for small, local, homegrown and minority-owned businesses.
- Providing services that directly support affordable housing and increased employment opportunities, such as child care, transportation, and job training.
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