Municipal Powers Outsource Grants
The City Council of the City of Twin Falls is now accepting applications for the FY2022 Municipal Powers Outsource Grants (MPOG) from community organizations. The grants are designed to provide financial support for organizations that provide programs and/or services that support the mission and vision of the City, and that benefit the residents of Twin Falls.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must operate as a local non-profit, charitable, educational, civic, scientific, social welfare, religious, health service organization, or a governmental or quasi-governmental unit. Eligible applicants must provide a service expressly granted as a municipal power by Idaho Code, Title 50, Chapter 3 – Municipal Powers.
Connection to Strategic Plan
All eligible applications must include programs and projects that are directly tied to the Council priorities set forth in the City’s Strategic Plan. The connection to the strategic plan must be made to the activities of the grant, and not just the organization and its mission. The connection needs to be tied to one of the eight goals defined in the Strategic Plan.
Example: Applications that will specifically fund programs that target senior citizens (mileage reimbursement for Interlink Care Givers to transport seniors, project to improve the kitchen at the TF Senior Center that will enhance the Center’s ability to provide meals to the elderly, or funds that will enable LINC to provide vouchers to senior citizens for taxi or Uber trips)
- RC2 (goal) – The City will create a focus on the needs of an aging population
- RC2.1 (initiative) – The City will support the community dialogue regarding issues impacting the senior population
The intent is that organizations begin examining the programs for which they have traditionally sought MPOG funds. This requirement will help applicants make the distinction between organization and program/project connections to the strategic plan.
Limitations on Funds
MPOG Committee Review
Council members will receive MPOG applications and score each application against a matrix scoring matrix. The scores will be compiled by staff and provided to Council.
Please submit applications to Mandi Thompson, Assistant to the City Manager, by 4 p.m. April 29.
Download the Municipal Outsource Grant Application here.