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Funding process begins

Applications now being accepted

LEWISTOWN — The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata is opening up its funding process, allowing qualifying nonprofit human service organizations in the two-county region to apply for funding. The only condition is that programs applying for funding must make an impact in the United Way’s three main areas of focus: education, income or health.

“Our goal is to continue to make our communities a great place to live, work and raise a family,” said Oksana DeArment, executive director of the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata. “All of the organizations that currently receive United Way funding do great work. The community continues to be our focus and we will work to meet the community’s needs and to fill any gaps in services,” she said.

“The funding that is provided is raised locally and it stays local to help support vital programs. All funding decisions are made by community volunteers through a review process,” she added.

To be eligible for funding, nonprofit human service agencies must have tax exempt status, be in compliance with all government laws regulating nonprofit agencies and must provide direct human services to Mifflin County or Juniata County residents addressing needs identified in the 2016 Mifflin-Juniata Human Services Needs Assessment, which can be viewed online at www.co.mifflin.pa.us (click on “Departments,” then “Human Services,” then “Needs Assessment”).

Applications will be available on the United Way website beginning on Monday. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 6.

For more information on how to apply contact the United Way office by phone, (717) 248-9636, or email odearment@mjunitedway.org.

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