Milwaukee residents determined to make a difference in the city have an opportunity to help fund their goal through the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program, which awards 40 $25,000 grants to individuals wanting to improve the quality of life in their community.
The Neighborhood Assist program is looking for applicants with compelling, community-minded causes and will accept submissions for projects in both the United States and Canada. State Farm connects grant recipients with an area nonprofit organization that can help advance their idea forward.
Grant applications must be submitted by March 6. The auto insurance provider will accept 3,000 submissions maximum, and the State Farm Youth Advisory Board – comprised of 30 high school and college students – will narrow entries down to 200. The selected ideas will be revealed on Facebook April 4, and Facebook users who subscribe to the free Neighborhood Assist Facebook application will be able to vote for their favorites.
Users can submit up to 10 votes per day until April 22. The 40 causes that receive the most votes will be announced through the Facebook app on April 29.
Thanks to the 2012 grant program, an animal shelter purchased a new rescue van and six neighborhood parks were created or improved among other causes.
To apply for a grant, subscribe to the Facebook app or find more information on the Neighborhood Assist program, visit www.statefarm.com/neighborhoodassist.
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