The Division of Local Government Services and the Shared Services Czars recently announced that LEAP Challenge Grants and LEAP County Coordinator Fellowship Grants are due no later than March 15, 2023.
LEAP Challenge Grants allocates funds to the most compelling projects that supports efficiency-generating shared services. The grant program is designed to promote innovation among peer communities and counties and challenges local governments to collaborate on more extensive partnerships. The grants provide reimbursement for qualifying expenses incurred in the study or development of shared services programs and services under the Uniformed Shared Services and Consolidation. For more information on the LEAP Challenge grant we suggest you review the guidelines and application.
LEAP Implementation Grants, which provide for funding to assist in covering the cost associated with shared services implementation, are on a rolling application process. However, applicants are reminded that limited funding is available under the applicable FY2023 budget appropriation, and awards under the FY2023 funding cycle must be made on or before June 30, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to submit a completed application package by March 15, 2023 to ensure consideration for awards under the FY 2023 funding cycle. The grant is also available for reimbursement of costs associated with school consolidation and countywide school district studies that support the creation of meaningful and implementable regionalization plan.
Contact: Lori Buckelew, Deputy Executive Director & Director of Government Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-695-3481, x112.