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Applications For First Relief Fund Grants Due

Applications are due today to be the first recipients of grants from the Nevada County Relief Fund. The fund, created last month with 100-thousand dollars of seed money from the county, now has more than matched that total, and will be awarding grants to local businesses and non-profits. Cristine Kelly has been volunteering to get the word out to businesses in the community, and says a grant of five thousand dollars can go a long way…

Listen to Cristine Kelly

Kelly says there have been about 90 applications so far for about 20 grants for a total of a hundred thousand dollars. Another hundred-thousand will be granted to select non-profits. Julie Baker is doing a lot of fundraising, and says the goal is to have the first round of grants awarded by June 1…

Listen to Julie Baker

The website is nevco-relief dot-org (nevcorelief.org) You can apply for a grant there, and also donate to the fund. Applications must be received by 5pm. Currently the balance of the fund is over 275-thousand dollars. When it reaches 300-thousand, there will be another round of grants.


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