Citizen’s Advisory Commission for Community Grants (Formerly Review & Comment)

New! FY21Applications are available 

Applicants providing human-service type activities seeking funding for operations must use the CAC for Community Grants application. These funds are designated to support critical services provided by nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that address identified City of Nashua needs and priorities. Although not limited to these categories, funding is prioritized to: Child/Youth Development; Economic/Workforce Development; Educational Achievement; Elderly Services; Health/Dental Care; Homelessness/Housing; Mental Health/Substance Misuse.

Deadline is December 20, 2019 at 2:00pm Request your online application here. You may also download and view a blank PDF copy.

This letter to the Mayor describes the process and criteria for evaluating proposals.

FY20 Applications may be viewed in this Google Drive folder (you will be redirected to an external site)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Board Description

The Review and Comment Commission's name was changed by Ordinance 16-021 to the Citizens Advisory Commission for Community Grants (CAC).  
The Commission shall evaluate the funding requests of local human services agencies, meet with representatives of the agencies as needed, vote on a recommended funding level and suggest conditions to be met by the agency receiving the funds.  The CAC will forward its final recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.  The CAC shall consist of seven members; four appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Board of Aldermen, two appointed by the President of the Board of Aldermen and confirmed by the Board of Aldermen and one aldermanic member, who is on the Human Affairs Committee, shall be appointed by the President of the Board of Aldermen and confirmed by the Board of Aldermen.  In determining the qualifications of a member, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen shall take into consideration the individual's demonstrated interest and ability to understand, appreciate and promote the purpose of this section.  All members shall be residents of the City.  Potential members must fully disclose all potential or real conflicts of interest.  The terms of the members shall be for three years and initial appointments shall be staggered so that subsequent appointments shall not occur at the same time.  The Human Affairs Committee member shall serve concomitantly with his or her term of office.  The term or the Chairman shall be for one year and shall serve no more than three consecutive terms.  

About the Commission

The City Advisory Commission for Community Grants shall review the funding requests of local human services agencies and comment on those requests to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The Commission shall consist of an appropriate number of subcommittees, but have no fewer than three.