The application process for nonprofit organizations to receive city of Mitchell funding in 2021 is now open.

The application deadline is July 17. The form is available at the cityofmitchell.org website.

The Mitchell City Council evaluates program-funding proposals on an annual basis for the following calendar year. City Council budget meetings are held in August and in September and are open to the public, and final action on the budget takes place at the final City Council meeting in September.

To qualify, applicants must be located or provide services in the city of Mitchell. Funding requests from individuals, religious or political groups are ineligible. Awards are geared toward the following categories: affordable housing, government stewardship, arts and culture, health, youth development, parks and recreation, diversity, partnerships, economic development, historical preservation, education and literacy, safety, environment and transportation and transit.

Applicants are encouraged to attend budget meetings to remain informed during the process and may or may not be invited to make a presentation on their funding proposal. All proposed handouts must be provided to the city in advance with the application for approval and distribution.

If awarded funding, the city of Mitchell requires all recipients of municipal funds to identify the reason for the subsidy, the public purpose served by the subsidy, the specific performance measurements to be attained, and timely final reporting on outcomes. Failure to provide final reporting of funds and all other required reports will make applicant ineligible for future subsidies.

For questions on the application process, contact Mitchell City Administrator Stephanie Ellwein via email at sellwein@cityofmitchell.org or by phone at 605-995-8143.