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Grant Applications

We invite applications for grants to help fund projects serving people and qualified nonprofit organizations in the West Central Nebraska counties of Arthur, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins and Thomas ("Service Area").  

We accept applications in 2 different grant application programs:

 

 

Applegate Training and Support Grants for Teachers

Applegate Training and Support Grants for Teachers provide training or support for resources benefiting K-12 teachers and their students at elementary and secondary schools located in our Service Area.  Each grant application must be initiated or endorsed by a K-12 teacher at a school in the Service Area and also approved by an authorized official of grant-seeking organization.  Grants are only made to public K-12 schools, Educational Service Units, other public educational organizations, as well as to qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. 

Training grants are awarded between $500 and $10,000 for qualified training projects benefiting teachers and their students.  Support grants are awarded between $500 and $5,000 for qualified projects to help teachers provide innovative and effective learning experiences for students.  Not all grant applications receive a grant award and grant awards may vary from requested amounts.

Grants are awarded three times per year and applications deadline dates (and expected notification times) are:

- January 15 (by early March)
- April 15 (by early June)
- October 15 (by early December)

Please be familiar with the Applegate Training and Support Grant Policy.

 

 

Betterment Grants

Betterment Grants are awarded to projects that benefit people and qualified nonprofit organizations in our Service Area.  Betterment Grants are made to qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and qualified public government organizations or agencies.  Individuals and other types of organizations are not eligible.  Types of projects that receive Betterment Grants include: facility improvements, equipment, technology, vehicles, repairs, community events, safety, new services, training, community facilities, data systems, community disasters, beautification, shelter, new programs, assessments and planning.  Grants are not made to support ongoing operating budgets and activities, except for response to community disasters.  

Approximately $200,000 is available for Betterment Grant awards this year.  Grant award amounts vary from project to project.  Grant awards last year ranged from $500 to $35,000.  Not all grant applications receive a grant award and grant awards may vary from requested amounts.  A grant application typically is strengthened by evidence of project funding from other sources.

Grants are awarded four times per year and applications deadline dates (and expected notification times) are:

- January 15 (by early March)
- April 15 (by early June)
- July 15 (by early September)
- October 15 (by early December)

Please be familiar with the Betterment Grant Policy.

 

 

Begin the Applegate and Betterment grant application process by logging in or registering as a new user.

Community Fundraising Campaigns

  • Add connections to North Platte trails
    Add connections to North Platte trails

    Help add connecting trail segments to North Platte trails.  To donate online to North Platte Trails Network Fund go to the Donate page on this website.

  • The goal is to provide North Platte with quality pickleball facilities, create fun and exciting recreational and competitive events as well as improve the physical and mental well-being of our citizens.

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