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Grant Writer Request #11192020A

Primary Purpose:
My hometown (Jonesville, LA) is in dire need of beautification efforts. Jonesville is located on busy US Hwy 84 and receives thousands of out-of-town travelers every day. It has a unique history that is, unfortunately, been forgotten. Previously known as Troyville, Jonesville was the site of the second-largest Indian mound in North America. It also is the only site where 4 rivers meet in the US. Despite this unique history and prime location, the local government has failed to utilize available resources to promote our area and attract industry. This has resulted in a dying town that is unsightly to passers-by. There are a number of dilapidated buildings and structures that were once vibrant and thriving. Parking lots are empty and overgrown with weeds and trash. This only contributes further to our problem of attracting new businesses. Our schools are dying and nearly 1,000 children have been moved to nearby parishes simply to achieve a better education. I was born and raised in this parish and I know the potential that we have given the resources, which unfortunately haven't been sought out by our local government officials. If awarded, the funds would be used to revitalize old buildings and create an aesthetically appealing streetscape. Funds would also be used to clean up our walking trail and build a playground for underserved children.
Programming and Dollar Needs:
I suspect that revitalization and beautification efforts would require at least $250,000
Project Description:
Provide your hourly rate for research and locating grants for: 16 hours per week for 12 weeks.   For a total of 192 hours.
Provide your hourly rate for writing curriculum for: 16 hours per week for 12 weeks.   For a total of 192 hours.
Provide your hourly rate to set up and manage my YouHelp page: 16 hours per week for 8 weeks.   For a total of 128 hours.
The Grant Writer should be ready to begin work on: Immediately
Provide a flat rate for writing and developing each of the following application(s):

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Local Governments in Multiple States for Beautification of Public Space    (View details of this grant here.)

Due: December 1, 2020

Grants to Louisiana Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Parishes for Programs that Promote Healthy L    (View details of this grant here.)

Due: Ongoing

Organizational Status:
Our organization is a(n): 501c3, Small Business
Our company is in existence for: 1 Year(s)
We presently provide or will be providing services in the geographic areas of: Jonesville, LA; Catahoula Parish
I provide primary healthcare services to rural community residents at my new medical practice in Jonesville, LA. I also head a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the economic issues plaguing our town and parish.
Current Revenue:
Revenue for the nonprofit is generated through voluntary donations, which are limited due to poor economic conditions.
Grant History:
This will be our first time applying for grant funding.
We have not previously received grant funds.
We do not have a copy of our previously written grant application(s).
We do not have a fundraising packet.
We do not have an agency mission statement.