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Local United Way Plans to Invest $1M in Community Annually

mental health, school readiness, basic needs among grant targets

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The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley announced in early May that it plans to invest $1 million annually between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2025, in “programs that address mental health prevention and intervention, school readiness, employment skills and personal money management, as well as serving basic needs of food, shelter, (and) basic medical and dental care” in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties. Programs wishing to apply for grant funding must submit a grant application by 12pm on July 30. All submissions will be reviewed for appropriate alignment with the guidelines provided, and funding decisions will be announced in December. To further advance its community impact goals, the United Way is focusing on shared outcomes, collaboration, urban and rural outreach, and is further expanding the population to include ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) individuals and families. To provide an overview and answer questions regarding the grant funding application process, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley will host a virtual meeting open to all interested organizations at 3pm Thursday, May 27. To find a link to the Zoom meeting and to learn more, visit