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Applications Due Feb. 1 for Iowa's Promise Youth Grants


AMES, Iowa -- Applications will close Feb. 1 for the 2007 "Iowa's Promise Youth" grants for community improvement projects. The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development, is again offering grants up to $250 to qualifying youth groups.


To be eligible, two or more groups must cooperate in a community improvement or community service project. One group must be a youth group such as a 4-H club, Scouts, church group or school group.


The grants, totaling $8,000, can be used to fund a variety of projects. Grant recipients in 2006 completed projects such as building a youth skate park, renovating bathrooms at county fairgrounds and refurbishing a trailer home for an underprivileged family.


Along with acquiring skills such as project planning, community service and fundraising, recipients stated that they also learned public speaking, financing, scheduling, resourcefulness and construction skills while completing projects.


Grant descriptions and applications may be downloaded from http://www.iowaspromise.org. For more information, contact Sue Bogue at (515) 294-1533 or suebogue@iastate.edu.


Contacts :

Susan Bogue, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1533, suebogue@iastate.edu

Carol Ouverson, Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu