The deadline to submit all project applications to be part of Pittsburgh's 250th birthday celebration in 2008 is quickly approaching. To be considered for funding, just generate an idea that benefits your community, fill out an application, and submit it to Community Connections (www.pittsburgh250.org/communityconnections) by September 14, 2007.
Targeting $1 million in total grant funding administered by The Sprout Fund, Community Connections projects will support the broad theme of “Pride & Progress.” Projects will be divided into three classes—Regional, Grassroots, and Affiliated—and any project that celebrates or contributes to the pride and progress of a Pittsburgh community is eligible for consideration.
Regional Projects should engage a regional audience and focus on long-term value. These projects are eligible for grants of up to $50,000. Grassroots Projects should engage community members at a local level. These projects are eligible for grants of up to $5,000. Affiliated Projects do not require monetary support, but will be endorsed and promoted as part of Community Connections.
More information and application materials are available at www.pittsburgh250.org/communityconnections.