Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lafayette agency earmarks $100K for youth

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette is setting aside $100,000 for up to two grants that will benefit local youths.

Representatives of nonprofit agencies across Tippecanoe County gathered at the foundation's Lafayette headquarters this afternoon for the announcement, which came in conjunction with National Community Foundation Week.

Cheryl Ubelhor, foundation program director, said the group is requesting grant proposals that address such youth issues as alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse, teen pregnancy and gangs.

The idea for the granting opportunity came out of a spring and summer series of community needs surveys and meetings with community stakeholders, Ubelhor said.

Grant proposals are due by May 2, she said. A series of upcoming information sessions will allow grant seekers to get more details.

For more information, read Thursday's Journal & Courier.

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