Androscoggin County Committee awards grant to help fight poverty

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ELLSWORTH—The Androscoggin County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation recently awarded $26,800 in grants to four nonprofits, including Community Concepts, Inc., to help low-income residents move out of poverty.

Other grant recipients are:

· Lewiston Adult Education, to provide computer literacy training for workers in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services;

· Tree Street Youth, to conduct an environmental and structural assessment of the center’s current facility as it plans to purchase a building and expand its program; and

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· Welcoming Maine, to increase the quality and depth of its program and build social capital between multicultural residents.

The Androscoggin County Fund is a permanent endowment that supports projects that strengthen communities in the county. Applications to the fund are reviewed by a committee of local leaders. The next proposal deadline is Feb. 15.

The application and guidelines can be found at www.mainecf.org.

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