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United Way is Accepting Grant Proposals Until March 14

From United Way of Broome County:

United Way of Broome County is accepting proposals for funding of one-time grants through the Venture and Special Assistance Grant Program until 3 p.m., March 14, 2014. Proposals will be accepted only from incorporated, not-for-profit health and human service agencies providing services in Broome County with Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. Funds will be distributed to the selected programs in 2014-2015.

Each proposal should be a request for a one-time grant to a program whose primary purpose is to enhance the United Way’s efforts to address identified community needs in the areas of education, income and health and is focused on programs providing quality early child care, chemical dependency prevention, youth mental health, physical fitness & wellness, health access, and service access for seniors. Programs addressing other areas will be considered based on justification of community and financial need. Interested parties may download the Request for Proposals from http://www.unitedwaybroome.org/venture-and-special-assistance-grants
The Venture and Special Assistance Grant Program is administered by United Way of Broome County and is funded jointly by United Way and the Helen T. Howland Foundation.

An informational session for those considering submitting proposals for the Venture and Special Assistance Grants will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 6 at the United Way office, 101 South Jensen Road (at the corner of Vestal Parkway East) in Vestal, N.Y. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting. Please RSVP to Cherry Carley at 607-240-2017. At the meeting, United Way staff will provide a brief overview of the 2010-2012 Community Investment Strategy Report and discuss how the plan will impact funding decisions for the 2014-2014 Venture and Special Assistance Grants.

Those unable to attend the meeting may submit questions about the Venture and Special Assistance Grants program to Phillip A. Ginter, Director of Community Impact and Engagement, at United Way by writing to United Way of Broome County, P.O. Box 550, Binghamton, NY 13902; sending an e-mail message to pginter@uwbroome.org; or a fax to (607) 240-2002, no later than Friday, February 14.

Responses to all questions will be posted on United Way’s website, www.unitedwaybroome.org, no later than Monday, February 19, 2014.
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