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​October 14, 2019

10/14/2019

BOCCCommunity Service Grants Update

The County will hold an information session for nonprofits to learn about Fiscal Year 2021 Community Service Grants on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. The session will begin at 1 p.m.
Nonprofits will be able to apply from Oct. 29 – Dec. 5, 2019.

All applicants must have current 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, submit audited financial statements, serve the residents of Mecklenburg County, and apply under one of the four goal areas that reflect the County’s strategic priorities: Connected Community, Economic Opportunities, Healthy Community, and Safe Community. The grant award funding period is from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  

Any nonprofit program that has received funding for three consecutive fiscal years (FY2018-FY2019-FY2020) will be sunset from the program with consideration for a vendor relationship with the County in FY2021. If selected as a vendor, the program will no longer compete in the CSG process. 
Funding for FY2021 is not guaranteed.

For more information, contact Budget Director Michael Bryant at 980-314-2925.
 
Youth and Family Services Director Selected Participates in Fellowship Program

Department of Social Services Youth and Family Services Director Charles Bradley is currently participating in the 11th class of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship program. The 21-month fellowship, which started in April, is a rigorous leadership program designed to give professionals who serve children and families the competence to lead major system reforms and changes in the community.

Charles was selected with 14 other leaders from nine states who represent public, nonprofit and for-profit sectors. During the program, participants will work within their agencies, organizations and communities toward specific measurable improvements for a significant amount of young people and families. The group will also work together toward a common goal of ensuring that all youth between the ages of 14-24 have access to school, work and family to achieve equitable outcomes of success.

For more information, contact Department of Social Services Director Peggy Eagan at 980-314-6480.
 
Park and Rec, Hornets, Lowe’s to Unveil Refurbished Basketball Court at Greenville Park Friday

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation has once again partnered with the Charlotte Hornets and Lowe’s to renovate basketball courts around the County as part of the Hornets Legacy Project Powered by Lowe’s. This year’s refurbishment, at Greenville Park, will be unveiled this Friday, Oct. 18, at 10:30 a.m. in a ceremony that will be followed by a Jr. NBA Clinic on the court with the entire Hornets team and students from Walter G. Byers School.

The Hornets and Lowe’s painted the court primarily teal with the Hornets Legacy Project Powered by Lowe’s logo at center court. The court was also updated with new goal systems, benches, trash/recycling receptacles and a water fountain. Other park updates include new shelter picnic tables and the installation of a Greenville Park sign.

Greenville Park is the fourth park to be refurbished as part of the Hornets Legacy Project Powered by Lowe’s, which was introduced in 2016. Previous locations include Latta Park, Tuckaseegee Park and Camp Greene Park.

For more information, contact Park and Recreation Director Lee Jones at 980-314-1017.