- The organization MUST be based and provide the majority of its services within Fulton County (note: An exception may be made for organizations with a regional or statewide focus.) The certificate of incorporation and IRS letter of designation is used to verify an organization’s headquarter address.
- The organization MUST be incorporated as a non-profit organization in the State of Georgia and incorporation must be current and in good standing.
- The organization MUST be able to document acceptance of non-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) or have a designated non-profit fiscal agent, except for units of local government and colleges or universities.
Check your organization’s status: https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov/BusinessSearch
(Not required for government entities or college/university applicants)
- MUST have an established vendor code with the Fulton County Purchasing Department. To access the Vendor Self Service System www.fultonvendorselfservice.co.fulton.ga.us
All applicants, excluding municipalities, must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- For previously-funded organizations, have a copy on file at FCAC of the IRS tax exempt status and a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation in the State of Georgia.
- First time applicants will be required to provide documentation of IRS tax-exempt status and a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation in the State of Georgia at the time of application
- A plan to eliminate any current deficits (if applicable)
- Financial statements, IRS 990 Form or an independent audit as detailed on page 14
Eligibility Requirements for Fulton County Municipalities
Fulton County municipalities are not required to submit any of the items listed above. Instead, Fulton County municipalities are asked to submit with the application a letter signed by the mayor or her/his designee authorizing the municipal agency to apply and to receive funds.
Additional Eligibility Requirements
Colleges and Universities
The applicant must clearly demonstrate in its application how the project will reach this audience.
The parent institution’s development, sponsored-research or advancement office must sign-off on the application to avoid delays in processing a contract if funds are awarded.
FCAC does not provide overhead costs for institutions of higher education.
If funds are awarded, the organization must be prepared to sign the standard Fulton County Contract for Services, modified only to reflect jurisdictional legal issues.
Organizations with a Regional or Statewide Focus
Project support applications for organizations with a regional or statewide focus should not be written as if the organization is requesting general operating support. The applicant’s project must focus on a cohesive project that has a direct impact in Fulton County.