2010-02-04 / Community News

Grants Available for Non- Profits Serving Rural Texans

BUDA, Texas—Texas Rural Communities, Inc. (TRC) is pleased to announce the availability of $30,000 in grants for non-profit organizations serving rural Texans. The grants are intended to fund local environmental, economic or educational programs in the recipients’ communities.

Two types of grants are available: Recognition Grants of up to $5,000 and Impact Grants from $5,000-$25,000. Recognition grants may be awarded to new or existing programs that are making or have the potential to make a significant difference in the communities they serve.

Impact grants may be awarded to programs that also demonstrate innovation or have the potential to serve as model programs for other communities. Prior grant recipients come from such varied places as Electra to Navasota for programs ranging from after school care to downtown window museums.

TRC is a non-profit organization created as part of the New Deal in 1934 and has a long-term commitment to assisting rural communities, individuals and support organizations that improve or maintain the quality of rural life, through independent and cooperative ventures. In addition to its grant program, TRC offers small business loans and Farm and Ranch loans in partnership with the Farm Service Agency.

For additional information about TRC’s grant opportunities, call 800-787-2589 or email info@texasrural.org. Applications must be received by February 26, 2010.

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