United Way Announces Grant Workshop

United Way of the Eastern Panhandle (UWEP) has announced a new grant application cycle set to open on February 1, 2017. Any 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, including schools and government agencies, that serve the West Virginia counties of Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson are eligible to apply for grants funded by UWEP.

"United Way will offer two grant opportunities in this cycle,” commented Penny Porter, UWEP’s CEO. “Our Community Impact grants are available for requests over $5,000 and our LIVE UNITED grants are for $5,000 and under. Each will have different application and reporting requirements.” 

An organization may submit multiple applications for separate programs. However, any funded program may receive only one Community Impact or LIVE UNITED grant per UWEP’s fiscal year which runs from July 1 to June 30. 

“All grant proposals must align with our impact areas and focus issues," Porter added. United Way's impact areas are education, income, health and basic needs.

A grant application workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. on January 31, at the United Way office located at 24 District Way, Suite 201, Martinsburg, WV 25404. 

"Attending the workshop is not required, but it is highly recommended," Porter said.

To register for the workshop, email Linda Wells at lwells@uwayep.org by January 30.

The grant application period will run from February 1 through March 1. Applications will be available on UWEP's website at www.uwayep.org.