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United Way is offering grants to support child well-being

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United Way of Champaign County

United Way of Champaign County is looking to distribute a total of $500,0000 to local programs that are working to improve the lives of children in Champaign County. Interested organizations must be focused on at least one of these defined goals:

  • Fewer children ages 0-5 will experience maltreatment
  • Parents & caregivers in zip codes 61821 and 61802 will have increased access to supports that reduce stress and the risk of child maltreatment
  • The community will have increased capacity to address the needs of children and adults who have experienced trauma
  • Children and adults who have experienced trauma will have increased support available

The grant application will remain open until October 9th at 5 p.m. You can find more information about eligibility, as well as recordings of their info sessions about the grants, on their website.

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