West Harlem Local Development Corporation has completed its review of pre-grant applications for the inaugural cycle of the organization’s grants program.
The staff of WHLDC has reviewed more than 100 pre-grant applications and has invited 88 percent of the applicants to apply for a grant. Emails have been sent to all applicants, notifying them of their status.
For those organizations invited to apply for a grant, the deadline is February 8, 2013.
West Harlem-based organizations represented 61 percent of the applicants. Funded grants will provide services that benefit West Harlem residents. As self-reported by the applicants, the community needs they intend to serve are:
- Education: 30 percent
- Economic Development: 23 percent
- Art and Culture: 22 percent
- Community Facilities/Health: 14 percent
- Environment: 4 percent
- Historical Preservation: 3 percent
- Housing: 3 percent
- Transportation: 1 percent
(Percentages are used because several organizations checked more than one need category)
WHLDC will complete this first grant cycle and then will announce the next pre-grant application deadline. Please check this website for updates.