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Laurel offers grants to city support youth organizations

Posted: 10:13 AM, Feb 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-07 10:13:45-05
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LAUREL, Md. — Managers of local youth organizations in Laurel will soon have a chance to apply for grant money from the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

The department announced the application window for Spring Youth Services Commission Grants will run from Feb. 28 to April 15. The grants bestow limited financial support to non-profit youth organizations that serve Laurel-area communities, with at least 10% of participants needing to be from the city of Laurel.

A commission was created by Mayor Craig A. Mow and the City Council to identify, evaluate, and monitor you services, programs and activities the city offer, as well as what is offered in the surrounding areas. The commission has awarded multiple grants since 2014, and the hope is for more youth organizations to take advantage of the resources.

Those interested in applying for the grants can do so at the city’s website , which also explains the requirements and hosts the application . For additional information, contact Jennifer Carmen at the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation at 301-725-7800.