Funding Opportunity – Caswell & Lenoir Counties

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Will Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program.

Non-profit organizations working on education/community development in Lenoir and Caswell Counties may be eligible for up to $20,000 in grant funds. Applications are due on March 31, 2010 (see SEED RFP).

Students Encouraging Educational Development (SEED) is a committee of UNC students who will award non-profit agencies in North Carolina grants for community development. SEED’s mission is to build and sustain strong communities by creating educational opportunities for those who are limited due to lack of economic and supportive resources. Grants support local efforts to protect, expand and create programs that increase education access. The program has $10,000 and seeks to provide a one-time grant or grants from $1,000 to $10,000 that will have the greatest impact in the shortest amount of time. Projects located in Caswell and Lenoir Counties are eligible for up to $20,000 through matching funds from the Community-Campus Partnership.

Funding is available to projects that:

  • Promote access to education for children from all different types of backgrounds: economically, socially, ethnically, etc. (such as after-school or enrichment programs)
  • Teach children about health and how to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
  • Address the high dropout rates in North Carolina high schools.
  • Enhance the capacity of an entity’s ability to provide tutoring/learning-aid programs.

Will Lambe authored the NC Rural Center report, Small Towns, Big Ideas, and he served as Director of the Community and Economic Development Program at the School of Government from 2009 to 2014.

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