CAL grants now available

By Reader Staff

Applications for the Community Assistance League 2017 grants program are available as of March 1in the following locations: the public libraries in Sandpoint, Priest River, and Clark Fork; the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce; and Bizarre Bazaar, 502 Church St. in Sandpoint

In addition, the grant information and application may be downloaded from the CAL website

Applicants must be a nonprofit organization and funds must apply to Bonner County only. Some of the criteria for evaluation include: making a significant impact on the community, being an innovative idea, and involving important local issues and needs.

The Community Assistance League contributes all of the profits from their resale store, Bizarre Bazaar directly back into Bonner County via grants and scholarships. The store thrives from the enthusiastic support of the community who shop there regularly as well as the many generous people who donate gently used quality items to the upscale resale store. This successful business model allows CAL volunteers to contribute financially to many local schools, organizations, and services that enhance the quality of life for many residents of Bonner County.

Grant Applications must be postmarked or returned to Bizarre Bazaar no later than Friday March 31. Late entries will not be accepted.

For additional information please contact Bobbie Franklin, CAL Grants chairperson at: [email protected]

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