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Special Grant Funding Requests

Considering the rapid development of community media technology and the exciting possibilities for public purpose-based applications of that technology, the MHCRC accepts special grant funding requests that adhere to the existing program goals and objectives outside of the MHCRC’s annual competitive granting process.

Eligibility Requirements

Proposed special grant requests must fulfill the following requirements to be considered:

  • The proposed grant request meets the existing Community Technology Grant funding eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria.
  • The proposed grant request leverages a significant amount of other funds that would not otherwise be available.
  • The proposed grant request builds upon an existing or past MHCRC supported or funded project or initiative.
  • The proposed grant request and related availability of other funding is extremely time-sensitive and therefore cannot be considered within another MHCRC competitive grant process.

Application and Selection Process

At a minimum applicant must submit a project narrative and line item budget with statement of matching funds. Program staff will contact applicants to discuss the project and clarify any uncertainties. The selection process is dependent upon the complexity and urgency of the request. Only projects that meet the above mentioned eligibility requirements will be considered for funding.

Funding Availability

Although the MHCRC has not limited the amount that applicants can request from grant funds, applicants are advised that limited funds are available.

Contract and Reporting

The MHCRC will use standard contract language and report requirements for grant recipient contracts. A sample contract, with reporting language, is available from program staff upon request.

Contact

For more information about the Grant Program and the Special Funding Request Criteria and Guidelines, please feel free to contact Rana DeBey at 503.823.1031, email: rana@mhcrc.org.

The MHCRC takes pride in its ability to be flexible and proactive in its response to urgent community media communications needs. Thank you for your time and interest.