$60,000 in Workforce Development Grants Available

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) will award a total of $60,000 in grant funding this fall for programs that will aid Lower Shore residents to prepare or advance themselves in employment. The Foundation’s Workforce Development Grant Program supports scholarship opportunities for formal work readiness, education training or advancement, and professional development programs. Special emphasis is placed on programs serving people with disabilities, high school juniors and seniors, non-traditional students, nonprofit professionals, and skilled professionals in fields that serve vulnerable populations in our community.

Funding for the grant program is made possible by a bequest from Dr. Gladys Allen, who was passionate in her support of scholarships to make education and training accessible. Eligible organizations on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester County may submit a Workforce Development Grant Application to CFES. The application deadline is October 1st with a maximum grant amount of $7,500. Eligible collaborative projects may apply for additional funds.

Grant guidelines and application are available by visiting www.cfes.org or by calling 410-742-9911.



About the Community Foundation: As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore. We are a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and have provided more than $65 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. We are devoted to improving our regional community and believe in the power of philanthropy.

For information contact: Victoria Kent, Marketing Officer | 410-742-9911 |vkent@CFES.org

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