Grants Available for Youth Organizations to Clean Up Coachella Valley
PALM DESERT – Youth can raise up to $1,500 for their local organization by participating in a community clean-up program sponsored by Supervisor John J. Benoit, Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc. and the Riverside County Economic Development Agency.
Now in its fifth year, the “Community Leaders Enhancing Area Neighborhoods (C.L.E.A.N.) Youth Force” program is seeking applications from youth-based nonprofit organizations in the Fourth District to sign up for spring 2013 cleanup events.
“The communities in my district really benefit from this program, as youth work hard to clean up illegal dumping sites,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “In return, the C.L.E.A.N. Youth Force program provides an opportunity for youth to financially support their clubs and organizations.”& amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; lt; /p>
Organizations and clubs must be located within the Fourth District, commit the funds to meet the needs of local youth in the community and submit proof of their 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
Groups must commit a minimum of 20 students to participate in the community clean-up events. The clean-up sites will be within the communities of the Fourth District and take place between 7 a.m. to noon March 30, April 20, April 27 and May 11. Equipment will be provided and trash will be collected by the local waste hauler.
Interested youth groups should download an application at www.rivco4.org/web/news/docs/C.L.E.A.N._Youth_Force_2012-13_Application.pdf
The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. Funds are limited and applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, please contact Grace Escobar with the Riverside County Economic Development Agency at 760-863-2586.