Moraine Township, Lake County, Illinois
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Moraine Township Announces Grant Proposal Deadline of March 1, 2006


Contact: Mari Barnes, Supervisor (847) 432-3240
For Immediate Release week of January 22, 2006


Moraine Township Supervisor Mari Barnes announced that newly revised applications and guidelines for funding requests will be available at the Township office, 777 Central Avenue, Highland Park, beginning on Friday, January 27.

"All agencies providing direct services to Moraine Township residents are invited to submit requests for funding support," she said.  "Because we are adopting a new application form and guidelines, the Board recommended that we move the usual deadline up to March 1 to give agencies time to adjust."

This process marks the first opportunity for the new board (installed in May, 2005) to establish fresh relationships with all agencies in and outside of the Township that serve Township residents.  They will be assisted in the screening process by "Citizen Committee" members recruited for this purpose.

"Exact funds available vary due to unknowns in property tax collections, budget forecasting timing and fiscal year of the Township (which is April 1 to March 31)," Barnes said, "but at present we are working with the figure of $78,000 for the grant program."

That budgeted amount is in addition to the Township's financial resources for General Assistance (direct help for individuals), and managing the donated goods for its Food Pantry and Clothes Closet.

"Townships are special-purpose governments, representing the community's generosity.  We hope residents will become more aware of Moraine Township as the source of first resort for needy residents.  Think of us when you experience a hardship, or when you want to share your good fortune.

"The grant program administers our tax-supported dollars to deserving agencies serving Township residents and employees.  We hope to hear from everyone involved in such efforts," Barnes asserted.

Contact Moraine Township at (847) 432-3240 to receive an application form, or stop in at 777 Central Avenue, Highland Park or download the Guidelines and Proposal Forms as PDFs online after January 27  at www.morainetownship.org.

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Posted January 24, 2006


 
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