United Way of Kosciusko County awarded 1010 grant
Published: January 14, 2011 | General | by Monica Lyon
The United Way of Kosciusko County is proud to announce that current contributors to their campaign helped to bring more than $160,000 in grant money to the county. At the beginning of 2010, United Way was offered the opportunity, through the Indiana Association of United Ways, to apply for the matching 1010 grant. The 1010 grant is a dollar for dollar matching grant for increased or new dollars raised in the campaign. This grant required the United Way to outline how they would use the additional funds and is not intended to inflate the distribution pool for normal community investments. The grant had to define how the funds would be applied to the purpose of Education, Income, or Health. The Board approved a partnership with the K21 Health Foundation to collaborate on a children's oral health program here in the community for the grant award. This initiative is in the development stages with an anticipated implementation date of August 2011.
The United Way Kosciusko County opportunity for the $162,125 covered a two-year period. However, due to the generosity of the community in campaign contributions, the entire amount was achieved in one year. The funding was received in December and the next step is to move forward on the children's oral health program. The United Way Kosciusko County wishes to thank all involved for their outstanding commitment.