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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Applications for City funds now open; deadline is June 1

Press Release Announcement

The City of Brookings is accepting applications for City funds for the 2024 Fiscal Year. The City’s fiscal year aligns with the calendar year. Funding applications and guidelines are available online at or at the City Manager’s Office, Brookings City & County Government Center, 520 Third Street, Suite 230, or by calling 605-692-6281.

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the City’s budget cycle schedule and proposal format. Please note: Requests may be made only during this period of time. Mid-year funding requests will not be considered. The completed application and other required documents must be submitted to the City Manager’s Office on or before June 1, 2023.

Funding decisions are made by taking into consideration:

  • The ability of an applicant to provide a service or outcome that improves the quality of life for citizens of Brookings. 
  • The applicant providing a “but for” analysis, which demonstrates the need for public assistance. 
  • The applicant’s ability to become self-sustaining.
  • The duration of the funding commitment. 
  • Operating versus capital requests. 

In 2021, the City established a partnership with the United Way for social and human services outside agency funding. Organizations that are requesting social and human services funding from both the City of Brookings and United Way will be able to do so through the United Way process, which will occur in November. Economic Development and other funding requests that are not related to social and human services should continue submitting funding requests directly to the City by the June 1, 2023 deadline. 

For questions about the process for outside agency funding or the application, please contact Deputy City Manager Jacob Meshke at or 605-692-6281.

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