Friday, September 10, 2010

Middlesex United Way Seeks Organizations For Housing Grant

Middlesex United Way is making available to one or more organizations a one-time Grant to support a new or existing housing-related service or initiative. Requests can include, but are not limited to: assistance with securing and/or maintaining housing; providing support services or other resources to help residents maintain housing; providing support services or other resources that benefit those who are currently residing in or who are involved with your housing program.
There is a total of $10,000 available for this opportunity. The award period will be from January 2011 – June 2011. Middlesex United Way’s Affordable Housing Impact Team will review all requests, conduct site visits as needed, and recommend one or more proposals for funding.
Requests for already existing services will need to clearly demonstrate how this grant will enhance and/or increase your services. While not necessary, requests that support the goals of the Middlesex County Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness (TYP) are preferred, as long as they are consistent with one or more of United Way’s five year goals:
1.      Increase children’s readiness to learn by school entry
2.      Increase the economic self-sufficiency of individuals and families
3.      Reduce the rate of risky behaviors among youth and adults
4.      Improve the health and increase the safety of individuals and families
5.      Increase the ability of individuals and families to attain affordable housing
To download a Fund Request Form and a copy of the TYP, visit All requests must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010 to
Middlesex United Way is advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income, health and housing – the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. You are invited to be part of the change by giving, advocating and volunteering. That’s what it means to Live United.

Middlesex United Way is a locally-based organization serving the towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.

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