Fiscal Court Fund applications available

Published 11:45 am Thursday, June 8, 2017

County officials are again accepting applications for the Fiscal Court Fund from non-profit organizations.

Clark County Magistrate Sheila McCord said the application window opened June 1 and will close Aug. 1 for a portion of nearly $102,000 available this year.

The Fiscal Court Fund is partially funded by the proceeds from the sale of the Rockwell International property  on Rockwell Road a couple decades ago. Any funds awarded or used by the Clark County Fiscal Court must be for things to benefit the public.

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Last year, the fiscal court unveiled a formal application process for organizations. The only change this year applies to organizations that received funds in 2016, she said. Organizations must document where the money was spent, what it was used for and if there are any funds left, she said.

The timeline will be a little shorter this year. In 2016, the committee presented its recommendations to the Fiscal Court in November and the checks were awarded in December.

“We hope to have them all vetted and approved by the court so everyone could get their checks in October,” she said. “We didn’t need that much time.”

Last year, the committee recommended awarding almost $60,000 to a dozen groups, ranging from $1,000 to the Martin Luther King Jr. committee to $10,000 toward replacing the roof at Holly Rood. The court voted to save $41,000 for other county projects, including the county’s portion of the debt service for the pool at College Park Gym.

Application packets are available at the Clark County judge-executive’s office during regular business hours and are available for downloads.

Packets must be delivered by hand to the judge-executive’s office by Aug. 1. Applications will be logged and must be signed in.

Packets delivered by any other method will not be accepted, Heffner said.