Editor’s note- This article is a revision from the original posted on December 6.  For those interested in applying for sponsorship funding in 2019, this is your last chance to do so.  The deadline to apply has been extended to February 20, 2019.

Once again in 2019, the Mayor’s Office, Clerk Treasurer’s Office and City Council are providing small, monetary sponsorships to local groups and organizations. One difference in the process for this year, is applications will not be mailed or emailed to prior sponsorship recipients.

To apply for funding, please download the application in the attached file below. If you cannot download the application for any reason, you may pick one up in the Clerk Treasurer’s Office at City Hall between 8:30 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

You must complete the application and return it to the Clerk Treasurer’s Office by February 20, 2019.  Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Public Works at their February meeting and recommended for approval at the March 7 City Council meeting.

These event sponsorships are typically $500 and under. The City wants to assist as many people as we can, but there is a limit to available funding. Please be respectful and considerate of others and only ask for what you truly need.

Approved sponsorships and amounts will be posted on the city’s website shortly after the March 7 City Council meeting. Sponsorship funds will be paid when a request is submitted to the Clerk Treasurer’s Office by the approved applicant. Request for payment should be made near the time of your event so a check is not issued early for an event which is later cancelled. Please note on the application key contact information such as: name, phone number, address and email address. This is critical for processing your check.

This process has proven to work. You know in advance what support you will be receiving from the City, and the City will not be inundated with funding requests at every council meeting. We want to help your group or organization meet its event financial goals, but please help us and follow the process. If you have questions, please call or email us. Thank you.

Brent Bascom

Rae Baker Gipson
Clerk Treasurer