United Way to Accept Applications for Program Funding

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore will be opening the annual application process on February 15, 2018 to local non-profits seeking program funding for 2019.

Nonprofit organizations providing programs focused on Health, Education or Financial Stability for Lower Shore residents are encouraged to apply, with a submission deadline of April 2, 2018. Applicants will need to meet the minimum guidelines including but not limited to: Being a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the State of Maryland; existing for at least one year with oversight by an independent volunteer Board of Directors; and providing services in Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset or Dorchester Counties. A complete list of requirements, the funding application and instructions are available online at www.unitedway4us.org/apply-funding. Interested agencies will need to complete their application online.

All applications will be reviewed after the April 2nd deadline and funding decisions will be communicated in August 2018. For more information contact Pam Gregory, United Way Community Impact Director at 410-742-5143 or pamela@unitedway4us.org.

About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:
Now in its 74th year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest non-governmental source of funding for 80 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. United Way helps Eastern Shore residents obtain Educational Success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, Financial Stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals in our community, and Good Health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services. In 2017, United Way provided nearly $1.4 million to community programs and helped to change the lives of over 77,000 individuals. For more information, visit www.unitedway4us.org.

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