External Agency Fund (EAF) Applications Being Accepted for Social Services Programs

February 08, 2024

External Agency Fund Applications Being Accepted for Social Services Programs

Today, February 9, 2024, Louisville Metro Government (LMG) will begin accepting applications from local non-profit organizations for programs or activities that contribute to the city's social vitality. These grants, which are funded through the city’s General Fund, are awarded to non-governmental or "external” agencies for LMG fiscal year 2025 (July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025).

External Agency Fund grants are awarded annually to nonprofit organizations offering programs or services in Louisville/Jefferson County that align with the mayor’s strategic goals. The competitive grants are available for Social Services programs, administered by the Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS). RCS encourages applicants to submit funding requests in line with each program’s needs. To assist agencies with decisions related to funding requests, RCS is providing the following historical information. In FY24, RCS received close to 90 applications with funding requests ranging from $2,000 to $250,000. Approximately 1/3 of requests were wholly or partially funded and most awarded programs received funding between $15,000 and $45,000. 

For the Social Services funding program, qualified nonprofits committed to providing services that achieve meaningful outcomes for low-income Louisvillians in the following key areas are encouraged to apply:
•    Decreasing homelessness;
•    Increasing household financial stability;
•    Increasing access to services and resources for a targeted population. 

Key Information

The External Agency Fund application guidelines may be viewed for reference here.

The application window will open on Friday, February 9, 2024, at 10am. Click this link for application: SurveyMonkey

There will be no required orientation this year. We will offer office hours on: 
Monday, February 12, 2024, 10 AM-12 PM 
WebEx Link

Thursday, February 15, 2024 2 PM-4 PM
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The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1, 2024 at 5 PM.

Louisville Metro Government employs a competitive granting strategy and strives to award funding to agencies that demonstrate measurable positive impact in the community and are good stewards of taxpayer dollars. Successful grantees will be required to report on their success in meeting goals, outcomes and how the taxpayer dollars are spent.
Please email all questions to [email protected]

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