NYCON is pleased to announce that grant applications for the Otsego County Mini-Grant Program will be accepted beginning immediately through March 1st, 2017. This program is intended to measurably improve the governance and management operations of qualifying 501(c)3 charitable nonprofits located in or providing a majority of services to Otsego County. Launched in 2004, this program has been made possible with support from The Scriven Foundation.

There is a total of $45,000 of grant funds available with individual grant award limits as follows:

·         Up to $1,000 for general governance & management assistance

·         Up to $1,500 for general governance & management assistance from NYCON

·         Up to $2,000 for merger, consolidation or subsidiary development and for crisis management intervention services

·         Up to $500 in scholarships (maximum of $1,000) for participation at a capacity building conference sponsored by NYCON.

Grants will be awarded competitively to qualifying nonprofits with approved project activities. Grant criteria are available at  It is recommended that any applicant review the 2017 criteria before applying. To fill out a grant application, go to  Grant award announcements will be made by March 31st, 2017.