OneCranston providing $500 grants for neighborhood projects

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OneCranston, in partnership with Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP), has launched a new community builders small grant program through its community building committee.

The purpose of the program is to increase civic leadership in Cranston by supporting resident volunteers to improve their neighborhoods.

There will be up to four $500 grants given out in support of neighborhood projects. The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. on August 3 and anyone in Cranston can submit an application.

Applications may be submitted online to Whochstrasserwalsh William Hochstrasser-Walsh, CCAP OneCranston, 311 Doric Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910. The deadline is August 5 at 5 p.m., and grant-funded projects must soon after be completed by a deadline of October 31, 2018. If there are any questions of assistance is needed for the application process, email the above address.

According to CCAP, OneCranston is a new initiative designed to increase social cohesion in the city. A socially cohesive community is one where residents work to improve the well-being of all community members, fight exclusion and marginalization, create a sense of belonging, promote trust, and offer opportunities for upward mobility. Through its work, OneCranston encourages residents to become engaged in their communities and to collaborate and connect with one another as we work together to create a more equitable, economically vibrant, and thriving city.

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