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Workshop to Focus on Grant Process

April 15, 1998|SYLVIA L. OLIANDE

Representatives of Councilwoman Laura Chick will present a workshop Thursday showing nonprofit groups how to apply for West Valley NeighborGood grants to further their community work.

The NeighborGood program will provide several grants, using $20,000 of the district office's community service funds and gifts of $5,000 each from Kaiser Medical Center in Woodland Hills and AT & T.

May 18 is the application deadline for the second round of endowments, which are expected to be awarded twice each fiscal year.

Thursday's workshop will deal with the application process and answer questions about the program, which honors groups trying to beautify or improve the West Valley. Chick established the matching grant program to encourage community volunteerism.

Groups are required to match the grant amount with contributions of volunteer labor, professional services, materials or cash.

In January, eight organizations received grants in amounts ranging from $250 to $2,500.

The projects included new radios for a group that works to reduce crime, supplies for a middle school trying to complete a world map mural and gardening materials for two groups encouraging agricultural and botanical education among youths.

The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. at the 3rd District council office, 19040 Vanowen St., Reseda.

To obtain an application, call (818) 756-8848.

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