CNS community investment fund enters second cycle; funds distributed through East Tennessee Foundation
Charitable organizations from across East Tennessee can apply for grants from the Y-12 Community Investment Fund that has been established by Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC. Also known as CNS, that contractor operates the Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex in Oak Ridge for the National Nuclear Security Administration.
CNS established the fund through the East Tennessee Foundation last year as part of its commitment to Oak Ridge and the surrounding communities, a press release said. In May, CNS awarded grants totaling more than $180,000 to 30 local nonprofits.
Nonprofit organizations in Y-12’s 20-county service area with projects or programs that address community needs and economic development opportunities are encouraged to apply for one-year grants, the press release said. Eligible organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or other exempt entities, such as public schools and governments/municipalities.
The 20-county service area includes, but is not limited to, Oak Ridge and Anderson and Roane counties. Grant information and the list of eligible counties are available online at www.easttennesseefoundation.org.
With leadership of the employee-based Y-12 Investment Advisory Committee, CNS employee committee members will review the applications and make recommendations in four focus areas: education, senior citizens, veterans, and youth, the release said.
A technical assistance workshop is scheduled for Monday, September 19, from 2-3:30 p.m. at New Hope Center at 602 Scarboro Road in Oak Ridge. Attendance is encouraged but not required.
Grant amounts will range from $500-$10,000 in support of projects, programs, or activities beginning in January 2017. Applications must be submitted no later than October 7, 2016, the press release said.
For more information, contact Jan Elston, vice president for competitive grant programs at East Tennessee Foundation, at (865) 524-1223, toll-free at 1-877-524-1223 or via email at [email protected].
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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