Cawaco administers both Educational and General Funding (Challenge) grants. Grants are offered to non-profits and government entities of Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties of Alabama. Applications are scored by one committee member from each of our five counties. Grants are evaluated based on need, area/population served, strength of community support and volunteer network, and meeting Cawaco goals and objectives. All grants are reimbursable. Our grant cycle opens March 1 and closes July 1 of each year. Questions concerning the grant program should be directed to Patti Pennington at email@example.com or 205.623.0457. All grants must close out prior to August 1 of each year.