The United Way of Northwest Arkansas announces funding for it’s “Children Living in Poverty” initiative, also known as CLIP.
The local United Way invests in programs that help lift children and their families into economic stability and prosperity.
According to recent Census data, close to half of the families who live in our area live in poverty.
“Almost 48 percent of Northwest Arkansas live in low income families and those are families that make under about $41,000 for a family of three,” said Ana Phakhin, community impact director for United Way Of NWA.
CLIP funding is available to non-profits, education institutions and collaboratives that apply and are approved.
The deadline to submit applications to be considered is Feb. 1.
To find out if your organization qualifies, there are two upcoming information sessions. One will be held Friday from 2-3 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library.
The next will be held Monday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Springdale Public Library.