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United Way of Story County announces major grant opportunity

United Way of Story County (UWSC) is announcing a new Community Impact Grant opportunity for projects that have a significant impact on the community and the people served in the areas of education, income and health. Grant sizes will start at $5,000, and agencies submitting proposals may or may not be partner agencies of UWSC. The deadline for submitting letters of intent is Tuesday, March 25, at 4:30 p.m. Applications deemed appropriate will be notified April 7 and given the opportunity to submit a full grant application.

Letter of intent forms are available on the UWSC website (www.uwstory.org) by clicking on “Policies and Form” under “About Us.” More information, project criteria and a timeline can be found on the form. The UWSC Allocations Committee will review full proposals and make a recommendation to the UWSC board of directors, which will make the final decisions on programs and initiatives to be funded at its June board meeting.

Proposals must address programs and initiatives that support the mission of UWSC and one of the community impact areas of education, income and health. Programs must have clear outcomes and show how long-term funding will be secured. Proposals for expenses not critical to the program, ongoing expenses (e.g. staffing), events, budget deficits and endowments will not be considered.

Letter of intent submissions should be made electronically to unitedway@uwstory.org. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Jean Kresse at 515-268-5142.

UWSC is a strategic leader in building countywide partnerships to identify needs and to develop, support and evaluate effective human services, especially in the areas of education, income and health for our diverse community.

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