Pantex grants help nonprofits

Pantex grants help nonprofits

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Pantex Community Investment Fund is helping charitable organizations from across the Texas Panhandle through grants.

Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) is responsible for the management and operations at the Pantex Plant, and has established the fund through the Amarillo Area Foundation as part of its commitment to Amarillo and surrounding communities.

Nonprofit organizations with priorities in basic needs (food, clothing, and shelter), those who support children, youth, and family, support community development, education, financial literacy, and health and wellness will are eligible to receive the grants.

Organizations who fit the eligibility requirements and whose work aligns with the funding priorities are encouraged to participate in the competitive application process. Applications are available online and are due February 12, 2016, by noon.

Priority will be given to proposals from organizations located and operating in twelve contiguous counties surrounding the Pantex Plant, which includes Armstrong, Carson, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hutchinson, Moore, Oldham, Potter, Randall and Swisher. Grant amounts will range from $500 to $10,000 with grantees announced in late March.

Eligible organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or other exempt entities, such as public schools and governments or municipalities.

Training for the online Spectrum system will be held Wednesday, January 13th from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and again on Tuesday, February 9, from 9-10 a.m. To

register for the training visit the Amarillo Area Foundation's website.

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