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CBT kicks off new year with grant opportunities for Basin residents

A variety of grants are available for eligible community projects, non-profits, and businesses

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is heading into 2021 with a number of grant opportunities for organizations, municipalities, and businesses located within the Columbia Basin.

The deadline for the CBT’s Non-profit Tech Grants – grants seeking to eliminate barriers to technological infrastructure for non-profits by supporting the acquisition of technology to assist with efficiency of operations, programming, or public use– is coming up on Jan. 28.

The deadline to apply for the Food Access and Recovery Grants is Jan. 29. These grants strive to increase access to local food for Basin residents, especially those most vulnerable, by helping fund community-led projects that enhance social and cultural community relationships via food.

The CBT’s Community Outdoor Revitalization Grant deadline follows on Feb. 8, offering Basin communities assistance in creating, restoring, and enhancing outdoor multi-use public spaces. Both capital grants and project planning and design grants are available via this program. Capital grants are offered to support the implementation of projects in outdoor community spaces that promote the aesthetics of the space or offer opportunities for public interaction. Project planning and design grants are available to assist municipalities of 5,000 or less with plans and designs that incorporate public outdoor spaces in rural contexts.

The CBT’s Child Care Capital Grant applications close on Feb 9. The program seeks to provide funding to child care centers to improve the quality of and access to safe child care within the Basin.

The CBT’s Summer Works applications open on Feb. 18, giving small businesses the opportunity for wage subsides to hire full-time high school and post-secondary students throughout the summer holidays.

For more information on eligibility criteria or to submit an application, head to ourtrust.org.

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