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Votes needed to secure $100,000 grant for Westside Ministries

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Westside Ministries is hoping the community can make one final push in online voting for the Kubota Tractor Corporation’s Hometown Proud Grant Program, which would bring the nonprofit $100,000 to support its Food Literacy Program. 

As of Friday, Westside Ministries was in second place in the competition and trailed the Wayne County Ag Center project by about 800 votes. The voting tallies have been close; at one point Westside Ministries was behind by less than 200 votes and had even pulled ahead for a brief moment last week. 

Voting for the competition began on May 24 and will close at 11:59 p.m. on June 25. Westside Ministries has encouraged community members to vote once daily for them in the grant program, utilizing social media platforms like Facebook and TikTok to spread the word. 

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Stanislaus County Announces $2M Grant Program

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a crisis for local arts, cultural, and youth-serving organizations. The public health requirements for safely operating these programs present numerous challenges to nonprofit financial models and affect the design, nature and scale of youth and arts/culture programs.

Considering these challenges and because of the vital role played by these nonprofits, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved $2 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds specifically for county nonprofit organizations providing arts, cultural, and/or youth services and programs.

The intention of this funding is to stabilize and secure the ongoing operation of these nonprofit services that are critical to young people and/or contribute to the vibrancy of Stanislaus County. For more information and to apply for this grant visit: www.StanislausCF.org.

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