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Grant Proposals Sought for Neighborhood Based Projects

Promise Partners -- Pottawattamie County's Alliance for Youth and the Pottawattamie Youth Council are now seeking proposals for Community Networking Grants.

We understand that for a community to thrive, it must have strong and involved neighborhoods. The Community Networking Grants program was created to provide neighborhood groups and organizations resources for community-driven projects that enhance and strengthen neighborhoods. It is our hope that area residents will come together to develop neighborhood-based projects to help make our communities more safe and supportive for children and families by promoting child well-being, family stability, and informal support systems. Funded projects should create activities for children, expand networks, and aid youth in our area, resulting in lasting relationships between adults, youth, and children.

Neighborhood-based groups (formal and informal), grass-roots community groups, community based organizations, and ad hoc groups that want to do a project to build stronger connections and sense of community in Pottawattamie County are encouraged to submit one proposal requesting a maximum of $2,000 for projects and activities taking place December 4, 2014 through May 31, 2015.

To apply for funding, submit an application by November 2, 2014. For further information or assistance, please contact Heather Loutzenhiser at or call (712)256-9920.