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MECU Neighborhood Event Grants available for 2014

2/21/2014, 6 a.m.
Funding is available to bring an exciting and valuable event or service to your neighborhood! The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants ...

— Funding is available to bring an exciting and valuable event or service to your neighborhood! The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program awards cash grants to Baltimore neighborhood associations and community-based nonprofit organizations for the purpose of producing special events.

New for 2014, MECU has increased their support to provide opportunities for more organizations. Eligible groups can receive up to $1,000 to produce an event for the community and residents they serve, such as art workshops, back-to-school rallies, block parties, book drives, food drives, health fairs and neighborhood clean-ups. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 21, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Applications can be found at www.promotionandarts.org; click on the “Grants” tab. The MECU Neighborhood Event Grants program is supported by MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union, and administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization and based in Baltimore City. Proposed events must be free and open to the public. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and judged on the following criteria: the clarity of the objectives for the event and/or project, project design, including budget, and readiness and value of the event. Required materials include a completed application, tax exemption documentation, financial statement and project budget. For detailed information regarding the guidelines and requirements for the grant program, please reference the application.

Grant recipients must attend a workshop on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The mandatory workshop takes place at the main office of MECU, located at 7 E. Redwood Street, 20th floor, Baltimore, MD.

For more information about the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.