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United Way Brighter Future Fund Grants Available

From July 7 to Aug. 31, United Way of Racine County’s Women United Brighter Future Fund will accept grant applications. The Brighter Future Fund provides funding opportunities to programs aiding in the development of the workforce of today and tomorrow, with an emphasis on women and children.   Eligible programs relate to the focus areas of school readiness (early childhood literacy), family financial literacy (budgeting, […]

Posted inKenosha Government, Kenosha Lens

Jeffris Family Foundation Awards Challenge Grant to Support Restoration of Kenosha County Ceremonial Courtroom

KENOSHA COUNTY— The Jeffris Family Foundation will provide a $675,000 challenge grant to help fund the restoration of the Ceremonial Courtroom in the Kenosha County Courthouse, provided additional funds can be raised locally, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced on Monday. To earn the $675,000 award, Kenosha County must raise $1.35 million in private donations over […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Uptown Observer

HUD awards $4.4M to address lead-based paint in Kenosha homes

Local and federal officials, including Rep. Bryan Steil, hold a $4.4 million check being presented to Kenosha to address lead-based paint in local homes. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Kenosha $4.4 million to help eradicate lead-based paint in local homes. HUD announced […]

Posted inBreaking, Kenosha Lens, Uptown Observer

DKI announces finance committee to oversee business recovery funds

Messages of hope, action painted on the wooden boards of Uptown businesses in Kenosha. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ Downtown Kenosha Inc. announced Friday that it has put together a finance committee to help allocate funds to damaged Kenosha businesses. Following the aftermath of riots that destroyed businesses in the Downtown and […]

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Grant Seeks to Help Neighborhoods

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is back at a time when non-profits and the communities they serve need it most. Due to the many challenges facing our nation, all category requirements for submissions are being removed this year. This action will free up communities to submit causes to address their greatest needs. The program will continue […]

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Youth Community Service Project Grants Available through United Way’s Youth As Resources

RACINE, WI—Youth with creative solutions to community needs can now apply for funding through Youth As Resources (YAR) grants. YAR will consider applications for community service projects led and designed by any group of youth (classified as people younger than 21) from community organizations, religious communities, schools, classrooms, clubs, service groups, and other nonprofit organizations. […]

Posted inBreaking, Community, Health and Fitness, Resources

Grants will help Racine County residents battling opioid addiction

Funds will allow expansion of Vivitrol treatment program The Racine County Human Services Department has received two grants totaling $165,000 to help treat residents battling opioid addiction. The grant funding, from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services-Division of Care and Treatment Services, will enable Racine County to dramatically expand its Vivitrol program to serve more […]

Posted inEmployment, Eye on Talent

State Veterans agency announces new grants for business training and technical assistance

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dan Zimmerman announced today $400,000 in grants to non-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training, or technical, business or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes. “We are proud to support veterans who are choosing to invest in themselves to create businesses right here in Wisconsin,” said […]

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Multiple Racine County workforce training programs to receive $700K in grants

Racine County workforce development organizations will be the recipient of $700,000 in Wisconsin Fast Forward funds to assist in worker training. Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, Racine Mayor Cory Mason and Department of Workforce Development Secretary Ray Allen made the announcement Wednesday. The Fast Forward grants will support programs that prepare local residents and businesses […]