A – Membership on the board is determined by each community represented on the board and the rural area of BV County. Rural area representatives are appointed by the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors. Appointments are appointed without term limits and vacancies occur upon resignation of the board member and/or when the board member is no longer a member of the area in which they represent or when a board member can no longer serve.
New members are appointed by the City or County from which the appointment vacancy is representing.
Board members while representing various geographically areas of Buena Vista County are asked to serve in a non-biased way and for the benefit of the entire county.
A – There is a known problem with Adobe PDF Documents and certain web browsers including Chrome that prevent these files from opening correctly. For Chrome users when you download the file your browser is most likely defaulting to the Chrome PDF viewer which is not compatible with Adobe fillable forms. To work around this situation following these instructions:
- In a new tab in the Chrome browser type in “chrome://plugins”
- Now look for and locate the Chrome PDF Viewer in the list of plugins
- Click the “Disable” button on this plugin
- Close the tab and all the settings will be saved
- Download and open the application form and you should be good to start using the application
Another alternative if you don’t want to mess with the Chrome settings is to right click on the application download and choose the “save as” option and save the file to your computer and then open the file from there.
Likewise, if your project was awarded and is now over 1 year (12 months) since the award and the project has not started you are in violation of your grant agreement and you should return the money to the foundation. You can re-apply later when you project is more likely to succeed.
In order to receive an extension, you must submit a written request using the Foundation’s Final Report form. The extension request should include a revised project schedule that the grantee will ensure is met and should not extend beyond another six-month period. Extensions will be reviewed by the Foundation within 30 days of receipt and the grantee will be notified by email as to the status of their request.
If an extension is denied the project must be completed within the previously agreed upon time frame or the dollars must be returned to the Foundation immediately.
Additionally, the Grant Writer’s Workshop is a good opportunity to address questions to board members as we try to have several board members present at the workshop.
Failure to provide all seven applications (1 original and 6 copies) will disqualify the application from consideration.
The foundation cannot issue checks to anyone who is not a 501.C.3 organization in good standing with the State of Iowa or is a City, County or School District.