Bureau County Farm Bureau to offer Community Impact Grant of up to $5,000

Proposals will be accepted through Feb. 29

The Bureau County Farm Bureau office is located at 1407 N. Main St. in Princeton, Illinois.

The Bureau County Farm Bureau created the Community Impact Grant Program to facilitate partnerships with local groups countywide on projects that have an impact in communities.

For more than 100 years, the Bureau County Farm Bureau and its family of companies have offered programs and services in Bureau County to inform, strengthen and develop the agricultural industry in communities, the farm bureau said in a news release.

“We continue that same mission today, by investing time and resources to provide information and support to improve financial stability and quality of life for members,” the farm bureau said.

There are many ideas for community-based projects that do not become a reality because of funding support. The Community Impact Grant Program seeks to identify various projects that will improve the community and to create partnerships with groups and individuals to make those projects a reality.

Proposals will be accepted now through Feb. 29. The submitting organization or individual must be based in Bureau County and have operations in the county. Examples of organizations include school groups, civic organizations, churches, 4-H clubs, food banks, FFA chapters, etc. Projects that have a lasting, multi-year impact will be favored over those with a short-term impact.

The awarded grant can be up to $5,000 but amount awarded will be determined at the time of selection. Grant awards will be announced in late spring, with project completion to occur by Aug. 15.

This grant is provided through a partnership between Bureau County Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial representatives in Bureau County: Mike Morris, Ron Behrends, Tyler Hansen, TJ Scruggs, G.W. Leynaud, Michael Alvarado and Dan Kniss.

The link to the grant application is posted on the Bureau County Farm Bureau website at www.bureaucountyfarmbureau.org. A link to the application also can be emailed if requested. If you have questions regarding the Community Impact Grant Program, call 815-875-6468, or email Jill Frueh at jfrueh@bureaucountyfarmbureau.org.