The City of Danbury
United Way of Western Connecticut
(203) 792-5330 x225
United Way Accepting Applications for City of Danbury Social Service Grant Program
Deadline for applying, March 15th
DANBURY (February 15, 2013): The City of Danbury and United Way of Western Connecticut invite social service agencies that serve residents of Danbury to apply for funding through the City of Danbury social service grant program. Community services around Education, Health and Income will be targeted for funding.
The City urges those applying to demonstrate both their mission and their service results comprehensively and with clarity. The fiscal realities of the last few years will come into play once again this budget year. Now more than ever it is important that city funds be delivered to programs that can most effectively provide services to Danbury’s neediest residents.
Last year, 23 Danbury residents were recruited and trained to serve as volunteers to review the grant applications and make recommendations to the city on the appropriate distribution of the funds. Volunteer reviewers were only eligible if they were a Danbury resident and attested to having no conflicts of interest with the agencies being reviewed. The volunteers spent several weeks reading agency proposals, listening to agency presentations and, through considerable discussion, arrived at a final funding recommendation, which the city approved. Thirty agencies were funded through the City’s program last year.
Application materials are available at United Way of Western Connecticut’s website: www.uwwesternct.org/grant-opportunities. Applicants must serve residents of Danbury. Completed applications and supporting documentation must be received at United Way’s 85 West Street office no later than noon on Friday, March 15th.
Agencies inquiring about the funding process, or Danbury residents interested in volunteering for a funding review team can contact Karen Mello at United Way of Western Connecticut (203) 297-6687 or email@example.com.
ABOUT United Way of Western Connecticut
United Way of Western Connecticut advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. United Way creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of problems that prevent progress in these areas. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to become part of the change. For more information about United Way of Western Connecticut, please visit: www.uwwesternct.org.