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Notifications will usually be made by email as soon as the Donations Committee has properly acted on each request. It is important to ensure that the email address provided is legible and current. We prefer to make initial notification by email, otherwise, a letter will be sent to the address you provided, but the response may be delayed by a few weeks.
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Community-based groups and organizations, local government agencies, schools, and faith-based groups working directly with children up to age 18 are eligible to apply. Organizations with prior experience and projects with documented success will have a preference in the award process. It is highly recommended that successful grant applicants follow up with information regarding their project. This will reflect positively on any future grant requests.
Grant awards are entirely dependent on the fundraising capabilities of the PCDSA throughout the year. There is no guarantee of any specific funding level at any time throughout the year. Typically all grant applications are for $500 or less, in order to ensure that available funds can be spread across many worthy causes throughout Portage County. Larger grant requests may be considered using this application for special projects, however, please understand that funding is limited and all requests must be accompanied by sufficient documentation and justification commensurate with the size of the request.
Applications will be accepted at any time during the year. The Donation Committee will generally consider applications within 90 days of receiving it. Decisions will be announced shortly after the Committee meets. Larger donation requests require a vote of the entire PCDSA membership and may be delayed for several weeks to accommodate proper participation.
Actual monetary awards will be made to organizations as soon as practical. Requests for consideration of any special time constraints regarding your project/schedule should be made as part of the initial application. Awards are made on an annual basis only. No multi-year grants can be considered, due to the nature of our funding sources. Organizations awarded a grant during this period will not be automatically granted funding in the following year(s). A new application for a Youth Grant will be required each year.
After reading these instructions, complete the attached application and return it to the PCDSA either in person at the Portage County Sheriff's Office or by mailing it to:
Portage County Deputy Sheriff's AssociationYouth Grant Application1500 Strongs AvenueStevens PointWI 54481-3542
Any supplemental information (e.g. pictures, letters, and brochures) included with the application will not be returned, so please plan accordingly. All requests for funding must be made on the current official PCDSA Youth Activity Grant Application. Letters and other methods of requesting will not be honored.
Contact the PCDSA at the address provided, or feel free to contact the Donations Committee Chair, Chris Stanton Email or call at 715-343-6367.