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Northern New York Diocese offers grants
The fight against poverty across the region is receiving a financial boost from the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Individual agencies around the north country working to help the less fortunate have until the end of the month to apply for special funding through a Catholic Charities program aimed at supporting those eyeing new and innovative ways to help the poor. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is a local grant program being administered through the Diocese of Ogdensburg. The Northern New York Diocese includes all or part of Lewis, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and Herkimer counties. Although grant applicants do not have to be from Catholic groups or organizations, strategies for helping the north countryís poor must be consistent with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, officials said. Applications can be requested by calling Catholic Charities by April 30 at 315-393-2255. Read more...

Grants available in Clinton County, Ohio
Local organizations that serve children can apply for a total of $20,000 from the Charles F. Fischer Fund. The grant money thatís administered through the commissioners office can go toward things for children such as improvement of educational opportunities, and may be used for books, or instruction in music, dancing, painting, sculpting and other arts. Interested organizations can mail or drop off a letter at the county commissioners office on the second floor of the Clinton County Courthouse. The letter should describe the childrenís programming that would be the recipient of the funds if awarded to that particular organization, and also mention the benefits of the program. The letter requesting funds must be in the commissioners office by 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The address is: Clinton County Board of Commissioners, 46 S. South St., 2nd Floor, Wilmington, OH 45177. Read more...