For Counties - How to apply

County Applications for the 2017 Summer Grant Program are now closed. The ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation will start accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Grant Program in the fall of 2018.

If your county would like to participate, download the county application and submit by appropriate deadline.  Also review the Application Information Process and Guidelines document.

Submit applications to Ms. Michele NeSmith by either:

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Fax:        404-525-2477
Mail:        ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation
              191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 700
              Atlanta, GA 30303

Additional Information

Approximately 40 grants will be awarded each grant period. This number may change depending on available funding.

Projects selected for funding must produce specific outcomes (defined by the county) that will provide direct benefits to the county and its citizens. Counties are encouraged to develop partnerships with other counties or with local regional commissions for shared intern projects. A county also may partner with a nonprofit organization or college or university for a project provided the partner funds from its own resources at least 25% of internship costs. Counties are encouraged to identify local funding sources that can be used to pay a portion of intern costs.

Factors for consideration include:
o   Competitiveness of proposed project compared to others
o   Appropriate supervision, facilities, and equipment will be provided by county
o   Partnerships with other counties or regional commissions
o   Portion of internship costs can be absorbed by county
o   Partnerships with nonprofit organizations or colleges or universities that agree to a portion of internship costs

It will be the responsibility of a county to collect and review internship applications from college students or recent college graduates, and interview and hire the intern. The Foundation will assist counties that receive GCIP grants with recruiting by posting internship positions on its Web site.

If the student is seeking academic credit, the county must adhere to the requirements of the college the student attends. This may require the intern supervisor to create an internship plan, list target goals or complete additional paperwork. Counties establish the minimum number of hours per week needed.


Questions? Comments?

Contact Ms. Michele NeSmith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (404)-522-5022 ext. 195



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