Chatham County Blueprint Applications for Fiscal Year 2024


Chatham County will begin accepting applications for FY24 Blueprint Implementation Grants on Friday, January 27, 2023. Blueprint grants are intended to support non-mandated programming and initiatives that directly align with the Chatham Community Blueprint and the priorities of the Chatham County Board of Commissioners.

Chatham County funds will be invested in programs that address a data driven need of Chatham County residents. Program applications that align with the Blueprint and the Board's priorities will be reviewed and competitively scored by a Review Committee composed of County staff and representatives from key Chatham County stakeholder organizations. Evaluation of each eligible proposal will include, among other criteria, the organization's financial sustainability and the program's demonstrated capability to deliver measurable outcomes. The Review Committee will make recommendations to the County Manager for funding programs that are diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible to all Chatham County residents and communities, and effectively meet the County's strategic priorities.

The County Manager will present the funding recommendations to the Board as part of the County's annual budget process; the final funding decisions will be made by the Board as part of its adoption of the County's annual budget in June 2023. Awards will vary in amount and are subject to budget constraints. Award acceptance will require an execution of a one-year service contract between the applicant organization and the County - effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024 - whereby the organization is to agree to a defined set of deliverables in return for the County's financial investment.

FY24 Blueprint application submissions are due by 11:59PM EST on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Only complete applications, including the accompanying attachments and worksheets, submitted by the deadline, will be considered for funding. Complete transparency of revenues, expenditures, and the proposed use of funds is required.

Applications must be submitted via an online portal. To register and access the application, go to

Application Workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 9:00AM-10:00AM, at the Garden City Library (104 Sunshine Avenue, Garden City, GA 31405). Must RSVP to Tara Jennings prior to February 7, 2023.

For additional information contact:
Tara Jennings
Administrator, Chatham County Strategic Planning