Grant-In-Aid Application

Grant-in-Aid Program for Fiscal Year 2021

application deadline extended to June 30The City of Paducah is accepting applications for a Grant-In-Aid Program for non-profit agencies and for agencies providing a municipal service that meets the needs of the City.  Agencies that have received funding in the past will need to submit applications.  The total amount allocated for the Grant-In-Aid program for Fiscal Year 2021 is $1,474,880.  Note:  Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 situation, the available Grant-in-Aid funding will be reduced. The City of Paducah reserves the right to award partial funding based upon budgetary considerations.

The Grant-in-Aid Categories are as follows (click the title for the application):

  • Core Services Grant – eligible for agencies that provide a municipal service including but not limited to transportation, animal control, parks and recreation, and economic development.
  • Quality of Life Standard Grant – eligible for non-profit agencies that provide programs or projects that benefit the quality of life for the residents of Paducah.
  • Quality of Life Micro Grant – eligible for non-profit agencies providing programs or projects that benefit the quality of life for Paducah residents.  The grant request is limited to $5000 or less.
  • Catalyst Grant – eligible for non-profit agencies desiring to launch a new program or project that requires an infusion of financial support to start or expedite the process.
  • Board of Commissioners Advocacy Grant – eligible for non-profit agencies that were not selected by the Grant-in-Aid-Review Panel but completed the application process.

Two workshops were held to review the application process and answer questions. These were held February 20 and 24.

Slide Presentation from Workshop >>

Grant-In-Aid Policy and Full Packet of Applications >>

The application deadline was Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  NOTE:  THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO THE END OF THE BUSINESS DAY ON JUNE 30, 2020. The application should be submitted by email to .   For any questions, contact Wilson by email or call 270-444-8509.

Application Guidelines

  • Except for Core Services Funding, Agency must be a 501(c)3 organization.
  • Agency must apply by the deadline. No late applications will be accepted.
  • Applicants must complete an application, submit a proposal and attach all required supplementary documents.
  • All agencies selected to receive a Grant-In-Aid funding (except for MicroGrant recipients) must provide an annual audit.
  • Agencies selected to receive a grant will be required to enter into a Contract for Services with the City of Paducah.
  • All grantees must provide an annual report on how the funds were used and the impact on the City.
  • Applicants must show they have both the fiscal and human resources to complete projects 
  • Except for Core Services Funding, Applicants’ projects must directly correlate with the City of Paducah Strategic Plan.  If you have questions relating to this portion of the Application, please contact