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The Telegram
  • Area programs, agencies invited to apply for United Way funding

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  • UTICA — United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area has issued an Advancing the Common Good: Community Safety Net request for proposals.
    Community safety net efforts support the community so it can respond to individuals and families in crisis in Herkimer and Oneida counties.
    The safety net category priorities feeding individuals or families, providing shelter, crisis response and crisis prevention.
    This is for a one-year grant, covering July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
    Notifications of intent to apply are due by noon on Jan. 31. The full application and all detailed information may be found at http://www.unitedwaygu.org/rfp-documents/ or contact Rachel Taylor at 733-4691, ext. 225.
    A mandatory orientation program is required for all agencies interested in applying.
    Agencies, programs and proposals will be reviewed by panels of trained volunteers for impact and effectiveness in addressing community needs.
    Late submissions are not accepted.
    “Basic needs and crisis response has always been an important focus of United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area. However, with several major events occurring in Herkimer and Oneida counties this year, our awareness and response has been heightened.” Robin Robinson, director of community investment, said in a news release. “We anticipate the ability to continue funding these much-needed programs in our community, with support from our annual campaign.”
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