The Southampton Town budget provides annual funding for Human Services grants and Cultural Arts and Recreational grants. As of Friday, November 16, the 2013 Human Services grant application process has been closed. Entities who submitted applications within the deadline can expect award notifications in January 2013. Applications are generally available in September for the following year's awards.
Human Services Grants:
For the purposes of this program, "Human Services" are defined as 'Social Services' provided to senior citizens, youth, people with disabilities, the indigent, victims of domestic violence or physical-sexual abuse, veterans or minorities, that strengthen family relationships and help individuals and families in Southampton Town attain independent social functioning. The following are examples:
Helping people obtain employment and adequate financial resources
Counseling and psychotherapy (mental health)
Health care services
Child care/Educational services
The applications have been combined into one form this year. If you are applying for both the Human Services and Cultural Arts grants, please submit a separate application for each.
Cultural Arts and Recreational Grants:
These grants encourage but are not limited to visual and performing arts programs and presentations, environmental efforts, and sports or recreational activities.
For all grants: Both new and existing programs are eligible for funding but funding is only awarded to non-profit agencies (501 c3) that offer local services that target Southampton Town residents. Funding is intended for the provision of direct services, not equipment or rent.
The Town Board supports the philosophy that it is more effective to provide smaller amounts of funding to a greater number of applicants than it is to underwrite fewer programs. Applicants should continue to seek other avenues of support for the balance of their program funding needs.