United Way of Story County (UWSC) is announcing a Community Impact Grant opportunity for projects that have a significant impact on the community and the people served in the areas of education, income and health. Grant sizes will start at $5,000, and agencies submitting proposals may or may not be partner agencies of UWSC.

The deadline for submitting letters of intent is Thursday, Feb. 25. Applications deemed appropriate will be notified March 4 and given the opportunity to submit a full grant application.

Letter of intent forms are available on the UWSC website (www.uwstory.org/grants). More information, project criteria and a timeline can be found on the form. The UWSC Allocations Committee will review full proposals and make a recommendation to the UWSC Board of Directors, which will make the final decisions on programs and initiatives to be funded at its December board meeting.

Proposals must address programs and initiatives that support the mission of UWSC and one of the community impact areas of education, income and health. Programs must have clear outcomes and show how long-term funding will be secured. Proposals for expenses not critical to the program, ongoing expenses (e.g. staffing), events, budget deficits and endowments will not be considered.

Letter of intent submissions should be made electronically to unitedway@uwstory.org. If you have any questions or need additional information, call Jean Kresse at 515-268-5142.