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NNYCF to grant $200,000 for Lewis child and youth development

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LOWVILLE — The Northern New York Community Foundation is seeking applications for $200,000 in grant funds dedicated to support child and youth development in Lewis County over the next two years.

Non-profit agencies, school districts and other government entities may apply for money to support specific initiatives. Applicants must be located in Lewis County or provide services to county residents.

The Watertown-based foundation was recently awarded a $100,000 matching grant from the Dyson Foundation to support youth programs in Lewis County.

Grants will be considered on a semi-annual basis until all funds have been allocated. The 2012 submission deadline is Aug. 1, with award notifications anticipated by October. Qualified proposals will be reviewed by the Community Foundation’s Lewis County Advisory Committee, which will make funding recommendations to the foundation’s board of directors.

Members of the Advisory Committee are Penny Demo, Doreen Garrett, Douglas Hanno, Michele Ledoux, Kenneth McAuliffe, Linda Merrell, James Randall, Timothy Reagan, JoAnne Rhubart, Randall Schell, Michael Young, Eric Virkler and Thomas Yousey.

For more details, call the foundation at 782-7110 or visit its website at www.nnycf.org.

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