Grant money for African heritage focus

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There is big money being made available through the unity fund of the Duluth Superior area community foundation.

On Wednesday the fund began accepting grant applications for projects that advance African heritage communities throughout the Northland.

It’s more than $200,000 that’s available. The city of Duluth’s human rights offficer, Carl Crawford says this is a program who’s time has come.

“Our community is ready.” Crawford said. “We have some organizations that are already poised to ask for some of the dollars to continue their work. But most importantly, we wanted to make this process one that folks who normally don’t apply for grants are not intimidated by, not stuck behind all the paperwork.”

The unity fund expects to provide grants to nonprofits in the range of $5,000 to 10,000 for projects in Duluth, Superior, Hermantown, Proctor, Rice Lake township and communities of the Iron Range.

Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The grant guidelines are posted on the Duluth-Superior community foundation’s website.