Bureau County Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial Awarding Community Impact Grants

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The Bureau County Farm Bureau and COUNTRY recognize the large amount of hard work it takes to make a lasting impact in our community. For over 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 our communities.

We invest time and resources to provide information and support to improve financial stability and quality of life for members. To help meet our mission, we have created the Community Impact Grant Program, to facilitate partnerships with local groups in Bureau County on projects that have an impact in our communities.

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

Proposals will be accepted now through February 28, 2023. 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 grants are 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 August 15th. This grant is provided through a partnership between Bureau County Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial representatives in Bureau County: Jim Scruggs, Crane Schafer, 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 can also be emailed if requested. If you have questions regarding the Community Impact Grant Program, please call 815-875-6468, or email Jill Frueh at [email protected].

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