Community grants offered

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Are you seeking funding for a worthy project? Look no further, dear reader, there are two new community grants currently accepting applications.

The first is the Community Assistance League (CAL) Grant. CAL is an organization that helps support over 40 local volunteer groups as well as offers scholarships for high school seniors.

Applications for the 2016 CAL Grant program are available March 1 at the following locations: The libraries in Sandpoint, Priest River and Clark Fork; the Sandpoint and Priest River Chambers of Commerce and Bizarre Bazaar at 502 Church St. in Sandpoint. You can also obtain information and applications online at

Applicants must be from non-profit 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 issues.

CAL contributes profits from their shop, Bizarre Bazaar directly back to Bonner County via grants and scholarships. Grant applications must be returned to CAL no later than Friday, March 1, 2016. For more information, please email Diane Arrants at calsand[email protected]

Bonner County Human Rights Task Force offers up the second grant for organizations whose activities reflect commitment to the ideal that everyone is equal under state and federal laws and the Constitution, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

The Task Force will consider grants for up to $8,000, although in extreme or emergency circumstances, the limit may be waived by the board of directors. Grant requests will only be considered from Bonner County.

For more information or to apply, go to and look under Deadlines. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2016.

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