United Way grant applications now open
Published 1:11 am Sunday, February 28, 2021
The mission of United Way of the River Cities (UWRC) is to connect the community with resources to reduce poverty and improve lives. URWC envisions a community where everyone has the tools and opportunity to thrive. With that in mind, their work focuses on the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of their five-county service area (Cabell, Lincoln, Mason and Wayne counties in West Virginia, Lawrence County, Ohio).
The 2021/2022 grant cycle is now open. The first step of the process is a letter of intent (LOI). LOIs are due March 10. Programs that are eligible to apply will be required to attend a mandatory virtual meeting on March 24, the same day the application opens.
There are two grant categories: Impact and Safety-net. This year, both grants are for a one year cycle and runs from July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2022. “With the ongoing pandemic, local programs are responding to particularly challenging and ever-changing times. Because of that, we have decided to keep the changes that we made last year in place for this grant cycle. All grants will be on a reimbursement basis and last for one year. This lets them request funds that fit their needs, and -—for Impact Programs — they are not expected to provide two years of consistent programming they might not be able to deliver,” says Rachel Houston, director of community Impact.
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In order to be eligible to apply, agencies must meet specific guidelines, be located in and serve the UWRC five-county service area and complete the online letter of intent (LOI). For more information and to complete the LOI visit www.unitedwayrivercities.org/grants and look under Grants.