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United Way Awards $1M to Local Programs Impacting Health, Education and Financial Stability

May/11/19 - Source: United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States | Category: News

United Way Awards $1 Million Dollars to Local Programs, Impacting Health, Education and Financial Stability

2019-2020 United Way Grant Award Announcements


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United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States (UWDATS) is excited to announce the allocation of $1M in grant awards to 35 local programs supporting health, education and income across the 10-county, tri-state coverage area. The anticipated number of lives impacted by these programs exceeds 43,000 local community members.

The awards made for the upcoming 2019-2020 allocation year are made as the second installation of a two-year grant application process. All programs receiving funds last year, received slightly adjusted awards this year, based on our campaign totals.

United Way’s funding awards are in the fourth year of a community impact transition, which offers two funding streams, one for traditionally funded partners and one for new and targeted initiatives. United Way has offered technical support and training to all funded partners, encouraging collaboration and cooperation to build a stronger community, addressing some of our most pressing needs. We anticipate offering an openly competitive grant process next spring for programs interested in joining our United Way network, which covers a 10-county service area , including all or parts of the following counties: Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Jackson (IA), Carroll, Jo Daviess (IL), and Grant and Lafayette (WI).

“We continue to be proud of our donors and our business partners who support United Way in strengthening our community by trusting us to invest dollars in strong local programs that are able to demonstrate a clear and needed impact in places we need it the most. Our volunteer team continues to work very hard to make difficult decisions of where to best invest dollars. We’ve come away again this year feeling very proud of the programs we have been able to support and grateful for the partnerships we have created,” stated Danielle Peterson, UWDATS’ President and CEO.

For more information or to see about opportunities to support United Way, please phone 563.588.1415 or visit the United Way website at www.dbqunitedway.org .