2017-2018 Grants-in-Aid Program

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The City of Melbourne’s Grants-in-Aid Program provides financial support to not-for-profit organizations that promote the economic and social well-being of its citizens.


Application Period

October 27, 2017, through November 10, 2017.

The City will be accepting applications for grants-in-aid funding to not-for-profit organizations for a two week period.  Applications must be received by the City no later than 5:00 pm on Novermber 10, 2017.



  • Organizations that received Grants-in-Aid during the 2016-17 funding cycle must have complied with all reporting requirements to be considered for the 2017-18 grants.
  • An organization may not receive contributions from multiple City funding sources. For example, if an organization receives funding from a Community Redevelopment Agency or the Community Block Grant (CDBG) program, it may not also receive funding from the General Fund. However, an organization may receive funding from one funding source for multiple uses. 
  • Grants-in-aid funds must be spent to benefit the residents of Melbourne.
  • The City Council may give preference to organizations that provide for matching funds to the program.
  • A completed application must be submitted on or before the due date by every organization that wishes to apply for grants-in-aid funding.
  • The maximum contribution limit for one organization will be $10,000.
  • Grants are made only to 501(3)(c) not-for-profit organizations.
  • Organizations must subscribe to values which create an environment within the City in which all persons can enjoy equal rights and opportunities regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical, mental or economic status.
  • Organizations that receive grant funding must enter into a contract with the City of Melbourne prior to receipt of Grants-in-Aid funds.


For more information, contact Liz Sack at (321) 608-7832 or Liz.Sack@mlbfl.org.