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New grants available in WNC

Dec 06, 2023 06:13PM ● By WNC Business
The Southwestern Commission's mission statement includes the phrase "assisting local governments to achieve their goals." One of the best ways to help is with grant writing, which can bring funding into your community. The Southwestern Commission strongly encourages you to check out the following grant opportunities for the region, and if you have any questions about these or any other grants that can enhance the quality of life for Western NC residents, please don't hesitate to reach out to Becca Scott.
  • The Digital Champion Grant program is accepting applications from community service, nonprofit, higher education and regional organizations to expand digital equity programming and advance digital inclusion. Deadline is January 22, 2024, and up to $1.5 million is available per applicant. Eligible projects must address at least one of the following elements of digital inclusion: affordability of reliable high-speed internet, access to devices, digital literacy training, technical support, and inclusive online content. Follow this link for more information.
  • The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and Dogwood Health Trust are launching the WNC Community Enhancement Program. This program will provide grants to charitable organizations and eligible public agencies for projects in downtowns or commercial corridors that enhance appearance, infrastructure, or the pedestrian experience. CFWNC will be responsible for administering the program and will award grants up to $10,000 for projects that do not exceed a total cost of $50,000. Dogwood Health Trust has provided the funding for the one-year pilot. Grants will be reviewed and announced quarterly.
Source: Southwestern Commission