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Fund Request Application | Clifton Business Association

Clifton Business Association (CBA) was founded in 1985 with the purpose of promoting growth and providing a voice for merchants and professionals that conduct their business within the Clifton Business District (CBD). CBA works to be a resource of information for the CBD and to improve and enhance the Clifton community and neighborhood through greater cooperation and collaboration amongst businesses, organizations, and individuals.  Projects, events, and programs funded must be specific to Clifton and be in alignment CBA’s mission to enhance and improve the Clifton community, neighborhood, and business district.  

Please consider the following criteria before submitting your fund request application.

Program Objectives:

CBA provides funding for projects, events, and programs that enhance and improve the Clifton community, neighborhood, and business district and that ultimately result in bringing more people to Clifton.

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Non-profit organizations  
  • Individuals or community groups partnered with non-profit organizations

Application Process:

  • Description of the project
  • Budget
  • List any partner organizations or individuals
  • Approved applicants are notified of the funding amount and conditions of accepting the funding

Approved Uses of Grant Funds:

  • Projects align with the purpose of CBA
  • Are environmental and sustainable
  • Have a positive impact on the community  
  • Are publicly accessible and visible 

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Sponsorship of events 
  • Community gardens
  • Art projects and murals
  • Clifton beautification

Ineligible Expenses:

  • Operating expenses not directly related to the project for which the funds are agreed to 
  • Expenditures or financial commitments made before the organization’s grant application was submitted
  • Temporary projects  

Reporting Requirements:

  • The description of the project
  • The name of the supporting non-profit agency
  • The goal and purpose of the project
  • The sustainability of the project
  • Any maintenance and storage plans
  • Safety considerations
  • Time line for completion of the project
  • Level of visibility and community access
  • Applicants name, phone number and email address  

Once approved, applicants are required to provide:  

  • Before, during, and after photos of the project
  • Examples of how the organization publicly recognized CBA

Notification of Grant Recipient:  

All grants are accepted by this form at any time.  The grant will be forwarded by email to each member of the CBA officers by the President, discussed at the following monthly meeting and voted on after due consideration. (This may take more than one meeting. The fund requester will be notified by email.

Fund Request Application