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United Way funding process set to begin

Posted: Thursday, Nov 29th, 2012

KEMMERER — United Way of Southwest Wyoming (UWSW) will be accepting grant applications for the 2013-2014 funding process from any tax exempt organization that serves residents in Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater or Uinta Counties.

Interested organizations will first need to upload a Letter of Intent (LOI) and required documents to the UWSW website no later than Jan. 11, 2013 by 5 p.m.; no faxes, hard-copies or e-mails will be accepted. Information on how to upload a LOI can be found at UWSW’s website,

An informational meeting for Lincoln County organizations wanting to apply will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at noon in the Lincoln County Library conference room at 519 Emerald St. in Kemmerer.

“We will demonstrate how the new e-C Impact program works. The application process will now all be conducted online. We will also cover the funding timeline and will have a question and answer session,” said Kathy Tacke, UWSW executive co-director.

Funding will be directed to programs, services, strategies and collaborations that will address short and long-term goals in three specific areas — education, health and basic needs. The LOI will include a one page mission statement and narrative describing how the organization’s program will achieve measurable outcomes that align with the UWSW strategic plan.

Applicants will be contacted regarding their eligibility status the week of Jan. 25, 2013. Organizations whose LOI’s are accepted will then need to submit a full grant application for review. For more information about the LOI and grant funding process, including guidelines and application deadlines, visit, or contact Tacke at (307) 362-5003, or

“United Way’s job in reaching these goals is to recruit the people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. When we engage committed people the work happens. Matching the right programs with available resources allows us to reach these goals. When we are all working together toward a common purpose we are truly living united,” said Tacke.

UWSW awarded $50,387 in community impact grants to five programs in Lincoln County from the 2012-2013 funding cycle.

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