Midwest Community Improvement Grant program now accepting applications

Grant applications are due Feb. 15

The second round of fiscal year 2020-2021 Midwest City Community Improvement Grants funded and administered by the Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority (MCMHA) are now open for applications. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 15.

The MCMHA may award up to $340,000 to qualifying organizations whose mission, project or program is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Midwest City residents; meeting existing or potential needs within the community; or businesses, establishments or organizations that were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The second round of fiscal year 2020-2021 Midwest City Community Improvement Grants funded and administered by the Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority (MCMHA) are now open for applications. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 15.

“The MCMHA Trust Indenture typically limits the use of the Community Grants to non-reoccurring expenses,” said Tim Lyon, General Manager/Administrator of the MCMHA. “However, these rules have been suspended to open funding to assist local businesses and organizations who are experiencing hardship due to the pandemic.”

Applications involving one project or one business location defined will only be accepted; however, applicants may complete more than one application for separate projects or different business locations.

Grants may be used for improvements to property with a useful life of more than 20 years and initial or single occurrence projects that serve a current or potential need in the community. A reasonable and cost efficient method for addressing the need must be presented. This round of MCMHA Community Improvement Grants can also be used to replace or supplement recurring operating expenses including maintenance, supplies, salaries and general operating costs.

The Midwest City Community Grants application and instructions may be downloaded from the City’s website at http://bit.ly/2LHtO6F. Completed applications and copies must be postmarked or hand delivered by 5 p.m. on Feb. 15 to Tim Lyon at 100 N. Midwest Blvd., Midwest City, OK 73110.

Funding recommendations from the Board of Grantors will be presented to the MCMHA Trustees at the March 23 meeting with most consideration given to applicants that provide the most overall benefit and impact to the Midwest City community and to businesses within the community that have suffered due to the pandemic. All applicants will be notified of the determinations before the grants are funded.

For more information, visit MidwestCityOK.org or call (405) 739-1204.

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