1 Create a ZoomGrants™ account (below) or log in to your existing account (above) 2 Select a Program to apply for, then click the Apply button to get started 3 Answer the questions and/or fill in the fields in each tab 4 If necessary, upload any requested documents 5 Submit your application and wait for a decision 6 If you are selected to receive funding, you might be required to submit invoices or reports through your application
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Criteria for Project Eligibility: Grant applications for buildings or sites must first be determined historically significant. Any building or site on the National Register of Historic Places, has been deemed eligible for the Register, was listed by the Richland County Bicentennial Committee (1981), is a City of Columbia Historic Landmark, or is designated historic by the Town of Blythewood is automatically eligible. For all other properties, the Historic Building Eligibility Application (see Library) must be submitted to and approved by RCCC before a grant application can be considered.
RCCC grants are an 80% / 20% matching program. Applicants must demonstrate a 20% match for funds received which may include in-kind services. A letter of commitment is required. Costs incurred will be reimbursed through invoice to RCCC as work is completed and approved. Reimbursements will not be allowed for work completed prior to the signed grant agreement.
Historic Preservation maximum grant is $50,000 Community Conservation maximum grant is $20,000
Applicant organizations must have been in existence for at least one (1) year prior to requesting funds. Applicants who are not a governmental agency, commercial entity, school, or church must submit a current Secretary of State Charitable Organization Registration letter. (see example in Library)
By entering your initials here you certify this submission truthfully and accurately represents your application and is hereby submitted for review. Submission of this application does not, in any way, guarantee that your application will yield a favorable result.
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A. Applicant agrees to sign a Funding Agreement with RCCC and understands any and all funds expended on this project prior to execution of the funding agreement are ineligible for reimbursement or to be credited to the required 20% match.
B. Applicant will seek three (3) or more quotes for purchases of goods and services to ensure they are procured at a reasonable cost.
C. RCCC reserves the right to make recommendations concerning the consultant selection.
D. Applicant agrees to post a sign and/or acknowledge RCCC on appropriate materials, websites, etc.
E. Applicant agrees that all historic rehabilitation work conducted under the project will be carried out in accordance with the RCCC Standards for Rehabilitation available in the Library.
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Please be sure to answer each question thoroughly. If a question is not applicable, write "N/A" and a brief explanation, as the system will not allow you to submit your application if any question is left blank. Additional instructions and resource materials can be found in the Library.
1. Indicate which program you are applying for:
2. Property owner (if different from applicant):
3. Tax Map Number of property: (available at www.richlandmaps.com)
4. Organization's Incorporation Date:
5. Historic Building Eligibility: Check one or more
6. What is the environmental/conservation issue of concern and the baseline condition?
7. What are the objectives and primary activities of the project?
8. What are the final products from this project? How will outcomes be measured?
9. What is the historical, archaeological, or architectural significance of this site?
10. Describe any immediate or long-term threats to the property.
11. How will the project act as a catalyst for other conservation projects within Richland County?
12. How will the project act as a catalyst for other historic projects within Richland County?
13. How will the project be sustained beyond the grant period?
14. How will this project benefit the public? How will public access be provided?
15. For educational projects, who is the primary audience and how will the materials be distributed?
16. Name of the Project Manager:
List his/her qualifications to manage the project
17. List names and companies of professional consultants and/or licensed contractors: (architects, structural engineer, cultural resource management firms etc.)
18. List names and companies of professional consultants and/or licensed contractors: (landscape architect, registered engineer, certified trail builder, etc.)
19. Will Students or volunteers be involved with the project?
If yes, what is their role and who will train and supervise them?
20. What permits will be required? How was this determined? (D/DRC, Building, Land Disturbance, Site Development, etc.)
Prior RCCC Grants
21. List all RCCC grants the organization has received within the last five years; include amount, year, and project name.
Please provide the following documents. Secretary of State Charitable Organization Registration letter is required for all entities except governmental agencies, schools, churches, or commercial entities. Most applicants will need to supply a current registration letter.