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Thanks to a state effort, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center added more than $2 million to the local economy and helped 837 people find job training. The Colorado Enhanced Approved Training Program allows people in the state who are receing unemployment benefits to receive 50 percent more a week if they are attending a traning… Continue Reading Workforce program adds $2 million to local economy

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The trustees of El Pomar Foundation met recently to consider grant proposals. They approved 57 grants totaling more than $1 million. The organizations receiving grants represent 26 counties across the state of Colorado. Front Range Grants American Council of Young Political Leaders – $60,000 Audio Information Network of Colorado – $10,000 Bonfils Blood Center Foundation… Continue Reading El Pomar issues $1 million in grants across state

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife says it has $1.7 million in matching grants available to support projects that would benefit fishing, shooting ranges or motorized boating. Parks and wildlife officials are accepting applications from individuals, organizations and local governments for some of that money. The Fishing is Fun grant program has $900,000 available to distribute for… Continue Reading $1.7M available for Colorado recreation projects

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Inasmuch Foundation awards $154,500 in grants

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Inasmuch Foundation announced today the distribution of $154,500 in grants to 13 organizations in Colorado Springs, according to a press release from the organization. Grants were awarded to organizations for projects addressing the foundation’s areas of interest as follows: • $25,000 to Colorado Springs Conservatory for programming support, scholarship development and the strengthening of internal… Continue Reading Inasmuch Foundation awards $154,500 in grants

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Youth Service America and United Healthcare are launching the fourth year of Health Heroes grants to fight childhood obesity in Colorado. During the most recent cycle, United awarded $2,000 in grants to four Colorado-based, youth-led organizations. UnitedHealth Heroes is a service-learning, health literacy initiative designed to encourage young people, working with educators and youth leaders,… Continue Reading UnitedHealthcare offers students grants to fight obesity

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The State Historical Fund awarded 53 grants for historic preservation totaling more than $6 million for the fiscal year 2012 grant round. These new grants join 322 already active grant projects, for a total of nearly $35 million in direct investment in the State of Colorado. Continue Reading Springs historic buildings receive state grants

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The Colorado Foreclosure Hotline received a two-year, $600,000 grant to continue its work, all thanks to the Colorado Attorney General. John Suthers finalized the grant, which will aloow the hotline to continue to help homeowners avoid foreclosures for two more years. “This grant will ensure that the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline will continue to provide vital… Continue Reading AG funds foreclosure hotline for two years

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Vradenburg Foundation awards eight grants

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At its spring board meeting, the Bee Vradenburg Foundation awarded more than $36,000 in grants to nonprofit arts organizations. The grants were awarded to Amateur Pianists International, the Business of Art Center, the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, FutureSelf, Manitou Art Theater and the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival. The local nonprofit also provided funding for… Continue Reading Vradenburg Foundation awards eight grants

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A local music festival, dance company, the Chinese New Year Festival and a local art gallery all received grants from the Bee Vradenburg Foundation. The foundation gave awards to the Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute for the 2011 Chinese New Year Festival, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for their programs on campus and… Continue Reading Bee Vradenburg Foundation awards grants, internship program

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Ten Colorado colleges and universities have agreed to work together to increase the number of Colorado residents who attend college. The Southern Colorado Education Consortium received a $750,000 grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. The consortium was formed last year to enhance educational opportunities in southern Colorado. Members are: Adams State… Continue Reading Colleges, university join to increase college graduate level

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