Letter: Farm Bureau Accepting Applications For Community Impact Grants

Dear Editor:

At the Washington County Farm Bureau, we understand the amount of hard work and sweat equity that is required to make a lasting impact in our community. For almost 90 years, the Washington County Farm Bureau has offered programs and services in Washington County to inform, strengthen, and develop the agricultural industry.

We continue that same mission today by investing time and resources to improve the economic well-being of agriculture, and enriching the quality of our rural way of life. Despite our best efforts, we realize that we cannot meet all of the needs in Washington County by ourselves. This is why we created the “Community Impact Grant Program”.

There are many great ideas for community-based projects which, unfortunately, do not become a reality. Our Community Impact Grant Program seeks to identify various projects that will improve our community and create partnerships with groups and individuals to make those projects a reality.

Proposals will be accepted thru July 31. The submitting organization or individual must be based in Washington County or have operations in the county. Examples of organizations include: schools, civic organizations, churches, 4-H clubs, FFA chapters, fraternities, sororities, and etc… Projects that have a lasting impact will be favored over those with a short-term impact.

The Washington County Farm Bureau has committed $5,000 to fund eligible projects for 2015. Grant awards will be announced around Aug. 15, with project completion to occur by Dec. 31.

If you have questions, or would like to request grant applications, contact the Washington County Farm Bureau office at (618) 327-3081 or [email protected]

Bradly Conant

Washington County Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau Accepting Applications For Community Impact Grants

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