Residents receive grants for neighborhood projects

Special to The Freeman

Oct. 8, 2014

MILWAUKEE 13 resident-led groups in Milwaukee are receiving grants through the Community Connections Small Grants Program, developed through a partnership of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Foundation and Zilber Family Foundation.

The first round of grants provide up to $500 for 13 projects, ranging from water reclamation for a community garden and neighborhood beautification to a positive body image workshop.

Groups living and working in 21 Milwaukee neighborhoods are eligible to apply for the grants.

The application deadline for the second round of grant funding for the program is Monday, Nov. 3.

At least one member of the resident group applying is required to attend an application informational session.

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