Grants available for work with area poor |

Grants available for work with area poor

The county has several minigrants available to assist non-profit social service groups with programs for the poor.

Nevada County’s Community Development Agency will accept applications after July 9, when funding from the Community Services Block Grant Program becomes available.

Each minigrant is limited to a maximum of $10,000 for a two-year funding cycle.

The grants are designed to “build self sufficiency for families and individuals,” said Nina Bigley, housing program manager for the county. The county is seeking new groups that help low-income families with expenses such as rent and food.

“We always encourage new organizations to come forward,” Bigley said.

Groups can apply on line at or call for an application at 265-7254.

Organizations needing help with the application can attend an application preparation and orientation workshop at 9 a.m. July 18. Applications must be returned by 5 p.m. Aug. 17.

Mini-grant awards will be announced by November 7, but won’t be available until after the first of the year.


To contact Staff Writer Laura Brown, e-mail or call 477-4231.

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