The Rockingham County Community Foundation (RCCF) announces a second grants cycle from the Dan River Basin Program funded by Duke Energy. RCCF has $63,000 to grant, according to an announcement made by the RCCF board of advisors.

RCCF will be accepting grant applications beginning June 19, when an online grants application will be available via a link from this page here (under  Applying for Grants in the left hand column) or under Grants/Other grant opportunities from the NCCF home page. The grants cycle will close at noon on Aug. 4, with awards announced this fall.

Organizations eligible to apply are local 501c3 nonprofits and local government entities, including municipalities and schools. All programs must serve the Dan River area. Grant requests for up to $25,000 will be accepted in two categories: 1) Economic development enhancing community beautification and maintenance with a measurable impact on increasing tourism, business and population growth in Rockingham County; and 2) Environmental education supporting projects that have a visible impact on the local community, such as outdoor classrooms or environmental signage along trails, walkways along or near the river. Funding will support one-time projects that begin soon and will be finalized within a year.          

The RCCF awarded $164,000 through the Duke Energy Dan River Basin Grant Program that was announced last October.

The RCCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF), which also administers several other grants programs for Duke Energy, including the Water Resources Fund in all states and its Community College Grant program.

For further information, grantseekers should email Mary Anne Howard, NCCF regional associate, or call her at 919-256-6924 visit this page beginning June 19 when the online application will be available.

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