Program funding (Launching Fall 2021) will support evidence-based poverty reduction and prevention programs and services serving equity-seeking populations in Elgin and Middlesex.
Grants in the program funding stream will be provided for a period of two years. Grants will be up to $300,000 annually per program. There is no minimum grant amount although it is recommended that agencies apply for grants of $15,000 or more. Funding agreements will start April 1, 2022 and end March 31, 2024. Agencies may apply for one to three programs in this funding stream; separate applications must be submitted to UWEM for each proposed program.
Project funding (Expected launch: Winter 2022) will provide one-time funding for time-bound projects that meet stated criteria.
Core agency funding (Launch date TBD) will provide general operating and program funding for core agencies that are key to a strong social safety net in Elgin Middlesex and that have a primary goal of preventing and reducing poverty.