Steamboat briefs: Grant funding available for emergency programs

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Grant funding available for emergency programs

— The Northern Rockies jurisdiction has been chosen to receive $52,546 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Routt, Eagle, Pitkin, Summit, Grand and Jackson counties. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The local board is seeking applications from agencies that meet the following criteria: 1) function as a private, voluntary nonprofit organization or unit of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if the group is a private voluntary organization, it must have a voluntary board.

To request an application, call Pam Graham at 970-870-8804. Applications must be received by April 20.

Democrats' fundraiser, dinner to be held Saturday

The Routt County Democratic Party hosts its annual Jefferson Jackson Potluck Dinner and fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Keynote speakers are Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien and Secretary of State Bernie Buescher. The event includes a live auction and door prizes. Take a potluck dish. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for college students. Those younger than 18 are admitted free. Call 870-2896 for details.

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