On March 23, the Kentucky League of Cities announced a powerful new tool to help members research grants and funding resources. Every KLC member city now has access to all the resources and training of GrantStation, a leading grant aggregation source. Cities can research grants based on their specific needs at no cost. KLC is providing the benefit as a new member service.
With GrantStation, cities can find new funding sources in a searchable databases, build strong grants programs with the strategic planning tools, and learn from step-by-step tutorials on writing powerful requests for support. Users can save their searches and use the program at any time. The company has strict adherence to the highest funding research standards.
“This is what our members have told us they need,” said Tad Long, KLC community and economic development manager, “and GrantStation is one of the most robust and user-friendly systems available.”
“KLC is committed to ensuring we provide our members the tools and resources they need to lead at the local level,” remarked KLC Executive Director/CEO J.D. Chaney. “GrantStation is yet another great partnership that will help our city officials. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our members and help them obtain funding to build stronger communities.”
KLC has partnered with GrantStation for more than 15 years, using it as one of two primary sources on the KLC Grants page. GrantStation officials said KLC is the first municipal league to take this huge step to provide the service to all of its members. As KLC members become familiar with the platform, they can set up their profiles, set up target searches, and save work from session to session.
To access GrantStation, KLC members simply need to log in to the KLC website. All KLC members have access to the behind-the-wall resources, including this service. Each city should have one administrator who can determine access within the city. If members need to set up access, they can go to the top right corner of the website and request an account (see image). Access is also available on the KLC Grants main page. KLC will continue to post new grants weekly, typically with 70-90 grants each week.
KLC Member and Business Development staff are available to assist KLC members. With any questions, contact KLC Member Relations Manager Terri Johnson. GrantStation will also provide direct assistance to users at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 100 members expressed interest on the first day of the launch, and KLC hopes all members will take advantage of this tool.
GrantStation President/COO Ellen Mowrer said now more than ever, private funders are reaching out to local governments to provide funding to make communities stronger and safer. “Cities can look at all types of grants, not just those from government sources.”
“The new partnership gives KLC members more flexibility in finding grants at their convenience, at no cost,” said Jeri McCullough, KLC director of Member and Business Development. “It’s one more way for us to support our members with services they truly need.”