Chatham commissioners provide direction on nonprofit grants

On December 13, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners provided direction to the management team on the county’s nonprofits grant program, which served 34,000 residents last year. The board set the funding level at $400,000, close to a half-cent on the property tax rate, and approved a five-year plan to gradually limit county support of nonprofit administrative costs. By next year, the board will determine priority areas for the grants program.