The University of Texas-Pan American's Southwest Border Nonprofit Resource Center is accepting requests for proposals for competitive grants it plans to give to local charitable organizations.
Starting May 10, the center will accept proposals from nonprofit, faith-based and community groups serving Hidalgo and Starr Counties for grants up to $20,000. The UTPA program's Stronger Together Initiative is overseeing the local funds.
Earlier this year, the center received almost $1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its Strengthening Communities Fund, created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Of the total amount, the center has set aside $300,000 to give to local nonprofits to help them serve the Upper Rio Grande Valley.
To read more about the grants, visit www.utpa.edu/news/index.cfm?newsid=3964.
Completed proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. June 11.
The application is available:
• online at ce.utpa.edu;
• by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org;
• at the UTPA ITT Building room 1.404R;
• at selected sites in Hidalgo and Starr Counties ; and
• by mail.
For more information, call 956/292-7566.