The City of Danbury and United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) invite social service agencies that serve residents of Danbury to apply for funding through the City of Danbury social service grant program. Community services around Education, Health and Financial Stability will be targeted for funding. Funding is allocated through a one-year allocation process, with the grant covering the fiscal year of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
The City urges those applying to demonstrate both their mission and their service results comprehensively and with clarity. The fiscal realities of the last few years will come into play once again this budget year. Now more than ever, it is important that city funds be delivered to programs that can most effectively provide services to Danbury’s neediest residents.
UWWC assumed responsibility of administering the funding review process at the City’s request in 2009. Over the years, Danbury residents have been recruited and trained to serve as volunteers to review the grant applications and make recommendations to the city on the appropriate distribution of the funds. Volunteer reviewers are only eligible if they are Danbury residents and can attest to having no conflicts of interest with the agencies being reviewed. The volunteers spend several weeks reading agency proposals, listening to agency presentations and, through considerable discussion, arrive at final funding recommendations. In the past, 28 agencies were funded through the City’s program.
Application materials are available at United Way of Western Connecticut’s website. Applicants must serve residents of Danbury. Completed applications and supporting documentation must be submitted on United Way’s grant software no later than noon on Thursday, September 2nd.