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September 2016, Vol.10 , No.9 Subscribe | Past issues | Advertise | eMagazine Archives

Time to Submit 2017 GCIP Summer Grant Applications!

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The ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation (CAF) is seeking grant applications from counties across the state for the 2017 Summer Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP). These grants are made available through the CAF thanks to generous financial contributions from the private sector including individuals, corporations and businesses, and philanthropic foundations. Since its inception, GCIP has provided grant funding to over 60 counties to create internship opportunities for more than 300 college students and recent graduates in county government. The goals of the grant are to enable counties to hire talented college students for specific projects that will benefit county government and citizens; give students a chance to learn first-hand about the role of counties and functions of local government; provide practical work experiences that students can use in their career fields upon graduation; and inspire young people to a life of public service leadership.

Due to a high demand and student availability, the GCIP grants are exclusively available for summer. Any Georgia county with a substantive internship project(s) may apply for one or more grants through the program. Applications  will be sent via email to all counties in September. The deadline to submit applications to CAF is Friday, December 2, 2016. Grant award winners will be announced by February 3, 2017.

Grant award recipients are selected through a competitive grant process. Factors considered in awarding grants include the competitiveness of the project, the overall impact the project will have on the county and intern, partnerships formed to help maximize the benefit of the grant with another county, university, or regional commission, and the ability of the county to provide partial funding for the position(s) requested.

If you have any questions about the grant process, please contact Michele NeSmith at mnesmith@accg.orgor at 404-522-5022.

Mauldin & Jenkins
ADESA Atlanta
ACCG, Georgia's County Association
191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30303
phone: 404-522-5022 | fax: 404-525-2477 |