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 May 2018 Edition

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United Way 2018-2019 Grant Award 
Announcement, providing $1.05M to community organizations.


United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States (UWDATS) is excited to announce grant awards to 36 programs that support health, education and income stability across the 10-county, tristate coverage area. The anticipated number of lives impacted by these programs exceeds 50,000 local community members.

The awards made for the upcoming 2018-2019 allocation year are a result of United Way's investment model, now in its third year and includes two funding streams: Currently Sponsored Programs and New & Targeted Initiatives. New & Targeted Initiatives funding has allowed UWDATS to reach farther into our 10-county service area which includes all or parts of the following counties: Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Jackson (IA), Carroll, Jo Daviess (IL), and Grant and Lafayette (WI).

"On behalf of our Board of Directors and our dedicated volunteers who worked diligently to read and score grants and presentations and who helped with fund-raising efforts to allow this impact work to happen, I'm very proud to share final decisions for next year's allocation to support health, education and financial stability in our community," says Danielle Peterson, UWDATS' President and CEO. "The programs selected were chosen with great care and decisions were made based on a variety of factors, including programs' ability to meet an identified community need and their capacity to demonstrate strong, measurable outcomes based on program goals."
As UWDATS continues transitioning with the investment model, the ultimate goal is to combine the Currently Sponsored Programs and the New & Targeted Initiatives funding streams. This would create one stream of funding for a competitive grant process for any nonprofit program that aligns with United Way's focus areas of health, education and income stability.
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 .

United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States connects people and resources to advance the health, education and income of those in need in our community. The organization brings individuals and other groups together around innovative solutions to impact thousands of lives annually. For more information about United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States, visit DBQUnitedWay.org.

DUBUQUE, Iowa - United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States
Jessica Bleile, Director of Community Building and Impact
563-588-1415 ext 206
**Applications are due by 5 pm on May 30, 2018.
The Dubuque County Local Board for Emergency Food and Shelter Program is accepting food-related funding applications for its annual grant award. A local board comprised of representatives from United Way, Red Cross, Operation: New View Community Action Agency, Homeless Advisory Coalition, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Opening Doors, the Salvation Army, Dubuque Area Congregations United, Temple Beth-El, Dubuque County Supervisors and local labor groups will accept requests and distribute funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program.
To be eligible for FEMA funding, organizations must be non-profit organizations within Dubuque County, have a voluntary board and have an annual audit procedure. Eligible organizations must not discriminate and demonstrate the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.
Applications are available at www.dbqunitedway.org/ Items that will be required to submit along with application will be Board of Directors Information, Non-Discrimination and Conflict of Interest Policies, a one page letter of request, 501(c)3 status, a budget, and statistical information.
United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States connects people and resources to advance the health, education and income of those in need in our community. The organization brings individuals and other groups together around innovative solutions to impact thousands of lives annually. For information on giving, advocacy and volunteerism in your community, contact United Way at 563.588.1415 or visit the United Way website at  www.dbqunitedway.org .

Care to learn more?  Reach out to us to find out how easy it is to start a United Way Campaign at your business, provide a corporate donation or have us present at your business to learn more about the services and programs we support. To view our great campaign videos, courtesy of Happee Smith, or make an online donation TODAY, please visit us at: www.dbqunitedway.org or text LIVEU to 71777

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Why Partner with United Way?
United Way is one of the best-known nonprofits in the world, focused locally on building a stronger Dubuque and Tri-State area. For 90 years we've improved lives by identifying and addressing significant community issues. We focus on ensuring every child has the opportunities and resources for success, while helping local families become, self-sufficient and successful.
We support numerous partners to improve Health, Education and Income and support family stability for all our communities.
Successful Clothes Drive for Women United Clothes Closet!

Our closet is now bursting thanks to TH Media/Woodward Communications! The amazing employees from TH Media/Woodward Communications did a clothing drive for Women United's Community Clothes Closet from May 7-18 and it is quite an impact for our closet and community! Thanks to these employees, men and women in need will have access to professional and work-appropriate clothing for interviews and the beginning of employment. Thanks TH Media/Woodward Communications for helping make this great impact in the community!


Check back next month to see the completed list of area businesses who participated in our 2017-2018 United Way Campaign.

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