CTF E-Newsletter, August 17, 2018

This e-newsletter is designed to provide a brief update on the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and the happenings of its grant recipients.

It is our promise that this e-newsletter be brief, interesting and hopefully something that will provide you with ideas and contacts with other organizations around the state. If you wish to have your activity highlighted in this e-newsletter, please contact Renée Bovée, WCTF Program Coordinator.

Cultural Trust Fund to Meet in Buffalo, August 21

WCTF_FullTag_ColorThe Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund board will meet in Buffalo at the Cowboy Carousel Center, 59 Lobban Street on August 21.

The board meeting will focus on planning and evaluation with discussion on current communication plans and grant application processes.  The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by approximately 4 p.m. An executive session may be held if necessary.

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund meetings are open to the public. Public Comment is scheduled to occur after 1:30 p.m.

The agenda is posted on the Cultural Trust Fund website, wyoculturaltrust.com. Feel free to contact the WCTF program coordinator, Renée Bovée, at renee.bovee@wyo.gov or by calling 307-777-6312 with any questions.

Upcoming WCTF Grant Deadline: October 1

The next Cultural Trust Fund grant deadline is October 1, 2018 for projects/events/activities which occur after January 1, 2019.  The application guidelines and form is available on the website, wyoculturaltrust.com. The WCTF Program Coordinator, me, Renée, will be glad to review draft applications through approximately mid-September. Drafts can be sent via email: renee.bovee@wyo.gov. Please take advantage of this draft review, as I can often help catch those “little red flags” which raise questions or otherwise jeopardize an application. Also, if you are still bouncing around a couple of ideas, feel free to call me at 307-777-6312 and let’s talk to figure out the “best possible” option.

Remember, this grant deadline is for projects/events/activities which begin after January 1, 2019. WCTF grants are restricted to non-profit and governmental entity applicants based in Wyoming and do require a match (though the match can include cash and appropriate in-kind).

Laura Jane Musser Fund, Upcoming Deadlines

Laura Jane Musser FundThrough the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups of community members of different cultural backgrounds. Project planning grants up to $5,000 or implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. New programs or projects in their first three years are eligible. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 17 – October 17, 2018.

Through the Rural Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among residents in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions. The applicant community must have a population of 10,000 or fewer. Program planning grants up to $5,000 and program implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 4 – October 3, 2018.

The geographic areas for these initiatives are Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, and limited counties in Texas. The complete guidelines are available at http://www.musserfund.org.

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