The Regional Development Authority strategically funds initiatives to create a vibrant, inclusive, and growing community.

Regional Development Authority Grant Opportunities - Announcement 5-3-2021

The Regional Development Authority is pleased to announce a normal granting cycle for the Fall of 2021! A normal cycle involves an online application open to qualified entities for a broad range of community funding requests, a Board applications scoring process, and a publicly-held Board meeting to approve grant recommendations. The RDA grant online application will open by July 1, 2021. The due date for the Fall 2021 applications is 11:59pm – September 30, 2021. Application questions have been refined to include consideration of continued pandemic challenges, current economic conditions, and addressing racial inequities. The three guideline documents posted on this page have been updated to reflect changes in the application.

The date of the RDA Board meeting to approve Fall 2021 grants will be announced on this website. Because of health and safety concerns, we will determine the location for the Fall 2021 Board meeting as safety recommendation are made. Thank you for the work you do to make our community a great place!


Regional Development Authority Grants

NOTICE: RDA uses an online grant application.

QUESTIONS: Contact RDA President at

Apply and Report

NEW APPLICANTS: The first time you sign in to the system, you will be asked to register your organization and set up a password. After that, just use your log-in (your email and password) to sign in. Your grants history is visible in your account.

FOLLOW-UP REPORTS: For all grants you received in the Spring of 2017 or before, please use the old-fashioned paper reporting method and mail completed reports to us. Basically, if you applied on paper, please do your follow-up report on paper. If you apply online, you will do your final report online through the same online system.

GRANT AWARDS: Preliminary notification on recommendations for grant awards go out to all applicants before the Board meeting to approve the recommendations. Those dates will be posted here.

Click here for a printable copy of the Community Grant Application.

You may print this copy to help in your writing process. Applications on paper WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Applications are only accepted through the online system.