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Greater Pine Area Endowment Seeks Grant Projects

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The Greater Pine Area Endowment has announced the next grant round for 2018.  The deadline for submission of grant applications is midnight on Sunday, September 30.  The Greater Pine Area Endowment Fund was created in 1992 as a component fund of the Initiative Foundation to develop community resources and to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families in the Pine City area.  The GPAE funds have been established to provide financial resources for the needs of the greater Pine area within the physical boundaries of the Pine City School District 578.

The grant funds can be used for economic or community development projects.  For economic development projects, funding will be considered for projects that lead to quality job creation or high tech employment.  Projects that promote community pride and quality of life through environmental stewardship and community beautification would be considered under the community development category.  The GPAE will also consider proposals that positively impact the housing, safety, employment and other needs of the more vulnerable members of the community including youth, the elderly and those who are low-income.

The online grant submission process hosted through the Initiative Foundation can be accessed through the GPAE website at www.pineendowment.org.  Organizations seeking assistance in using the online system should contact Becky Schueller at 320-322-4040 or pinecitychamber@gmail.com .  A copy of the Grant Guidelines is available online or can be picked up from the Chamber of Commerce office at 315 Main Street South.   Online submissions are due by Midnight on Sunday, September 30, 2018.