myNKY Nano Grant Application

Thank you for your interest in this program. Please answer all of the questions before submitting your application.

Warning: Once you have started the application form there is no way to save your progress and return to your answers.

If you'd like to review the application questions before completing this form please download the application file from The Catalytic Fund website at www.thecatalyticfund.org or The Center for Great Neighborhoods website at www.greatneighborhoods.org.

Program Overview
The Nano Grant Program is brought to you by the Catalytic Fund and the Center for Great Neighborhoods (The Center). This program aims to encourage creative solutions to local problems. We want to invest in Northern Kentucky residents, students, and workers who have creative ideas to strengthen the community. It is our hope that the myNKY Nano Grant Program will allow for experimentation and exploration of creative ways to build community. In 2017, the program will be offered in six different communities: two urban (Dayton, KY and one other), two suburban (Florence and one other), and two rural (Pendleton County and one other), but it is our hope that the program will expand to the full region in the future.
Funding will be available in three cycles in the Summer 2017, depending on the community for which you are applying.
Proposal Eligibility
Any individual who is a resident, student or worker (works at least 15 hours/week) in a pilot community is eligible to apply for a Nano Grant of up to $250 for creative place-making projects or activities. Creative place-making is defined as any artistic or creative effort to make your neighborhood or community stronger. If you are a youth applicant, under the age of 18, you must live in a pilot community and have a consent form signed by your parent/legal guardian.
Project Eligibility
The Catalytic Fund and The Center for Great Neighborhoods are seeking creative projects that bring Northern Kentuckians together, build a sense of community, celebrate our differences and foster community pride. Every project should contain at least one accessible element that is free to the public. Eligible projects should not exclude groups of people socially or politically and should embrace the myNKY values of inclusion (learn more at SkywardNKY.org). Additionally, your project budget should specify how you plan to spend the money awarded. Funding cannot be used for projects that are already completed or partially underway. All projects should be completed within three months of receiving funding.
Funding Criteria
In general, projects that address multiple points of the criteria will be the strongest candidates for funding. In addition, projects should be well-planned, feasible, and able to be completed within three months of approval.
• The applicant is a resident, student or worker (works at least 15 hours/week) in one of the grant communities (Dayton, Florence or Pendleton County, Kentucky, plus three others, to be announced soon).
• Project funding is not being used for projects that are already completed or partially underway.
• The project benefits the community.
• The project brings Northern Kentuckians together, builds a sense of community, celebrates our differences and/or fosters community pride in a creative way.
• The project is new and innovative.
• The project includes a free, publicly accessible element.
Funding Decisions
Grant decisions are made through a staff review process. Staff will consider the funding criteria stated above. Staff will not take part in the review process if the applicant is family by blood, marriage or adoption; a business associate or someone who they have a financial interest in; or whose existing personal relationship precludes an objective review. Staff may elect to fund a project in full, or may choose to only fund a portion of the proposed project. All applicants will receive notification of funding decisions within 10 days of application submission.
Informational Workshops
Community Workshops will be held for anyone who wants to talk about ideas in person:

Wednesday April 26, 2017: 6:30 pm at Pendleton County Building, 233 Main Street, Falmouth, Kentucky

More to come!

Submitting Your Application
Applications can be submitted online by using this form, available by link via www.SkywardNKY.org or www.GreatNeighborhoods.org. Applications can also be downloaded and emailed, mailed or dropped off to:
ATTN: Kate Esarey
Center for Great Neighborhoods
Hellmann Creative Center, 321 West 12th Street
Covington, KY 41011
kate@greatneighborhoods.org
Contact Us
Contact Us
If you have any questions about the Nano Grant Program or the application process, please contact Kate Greene at 859.803.8963 or kate@greatneighborhoods.org.
Application (Due May 31st, 2017)
What is your name?
Please enter first and last names.
Your answer
What is your mailing address?
Please list an address where you are a resident, student or worker in one of the grant communities.
Your answer
What is your phone number?
Your answer
What is your email address?
Your answer
What amount of funding are you requesting?
Your answer
What is your project name?
Your answer
Please explain your project idea.
Your answer
The Catalytic Fund and The Center would like to fund new and innovative ideas. Have you implemented this project before? If so, how is this project different than before?
Your answer
How is this a creative place-making project?
Creative place-making is defined as an artistic or creative effort to make your neighborhood or community stronger.
Your answer
How will your project bring people together? How will engage the community?
Your answer
When will you impement your project? Please be as specific as possible.
Remember that projects must be completed within three months of receiving funding.
Your answer
Will you need approval from the City, County or somebody else? If so, do you need help with that process?
Your answer
Please give us a general idea how the funding will be spent.
(example: 2 cans of paint=$80, 4 paint brushes=$20, total amount requested=$100)
Your answer
By choosing "yes" below, you agree to the following certification and liability release.
I hereby certify that the information included in this application is true and accurate and that I have not misrepresented or falsified anything contained. I certify that I am authorized to act on behalf of the business/organization/group that I have referenced in this application. I hereby release the Catalytic Fund, the Center for Great Neighborhoods and the staff, officers, board of directors/trustees, contractors and funders of both the Catalytic Fund and the Center for Great Neighborhoods, without limitation, and any and all persons involved in receiving, distributing, and reviewing my Nano Grant application from any and all liability, loss, or claim related to the Nano Grant Program and my application therefore, including without limitation, the damage or loss of my application and related materials. I, as an applicant to the Nano Grant Program, have read, understand and agree to the Certification and Liability Release conditions as detailed above.
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