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United Way of Perry County Opens 2013 Grant Cycle

Health and human service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County through March 8, 2013.  Grant applications are available on United Way of Perry County’s website at www.unitedwayperryco.org/grantmaking.  

Last year the United Way of Perry County distributed over $71,500 in funds to area health and human service organizations to fund projects focused on Education, Health and Financial Stability.  

All applications are due by Friday, March 8th by 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) via email.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applicants must be a health and human service organization and maintain a 501 c 3 tax status.  The United Way of Perry County’s funding focuses will be Education, Health, Financial Stability and Emergency Assistance for this grant cycle.         

The mission of the United Way of Perry County is to improve the quality of life by providing leadership and mobilizing resources to create lasting change for the people we serve.  The United Way is governed by a local board of trustees and all grant applications are reviewed by members of the local community. 

In addition to the funding given to area health and human service organizations, the United Way of Perry County also coordinates the following programs: Holiday Helpers United Christmas assistance program, Youth Day of Caring countywide volunteer day, Perry County Food Coalition, “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive, FamilyWize Discount Prescription Card program, Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program, Dolly Parton Imagination Library early literacy program and co-sponsors the Perry County Power of Youth Council with the Perry County Community Foundation.  

Please contact Rebecca Fenn, United Way director, at unitedwayperry@gmail.com or at 812/547-2577 with questions or go to www.unitedwayperryco.org for more information.

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