Extension News

2008 Iowa's Promise Youth Grants Applications Due February 1

11/26/2007

AMES, Iowa--Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1, 2008, from youth groups that wish to receive an “Iowa’s Promise Youth” grant for a community improvement project. The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service, in cooperation with Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development, is again offering grants up to $250 to qualifying groups.

 

The grants, totaling $8,000, will be available to fund projects ranging from planning and hosting a county-wide youth leadership conference to making a field guide to identify plants in a community prairie. Grant providers estimate that the previous year’s grants resulted in more than $50,000 total value for participating communities. Last year more than 1,938 youth and adult volunteers contributed over 3,600 hours to their communities through the grants.

 

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

 

Applications and grant descriptions are available at www.IowasPromise.org under resources. Completed applications are due to the state 4-H office. Notification of funding will be in February or March. For more information, contact Sue Bogue at (515) 294-1533 or suebogue@iastate.edu .

 

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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

Hannah McCulloh, ISU Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-9915