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      United Way of Wapello County to host grant application review session

      United Way of Wapello County will be hosting a grant application review for interested non-profit organizations. This is the first meeting of its kind since 2011.

      Community Impact Associate Marie Zoromski says the way United Way funds programs has evolved over the organization's 126 year existence. United Way built their brand by raising money for a broad range of good causes. New revisions to the program have a more concise and collective focus. Now education, income and health are the three types of non-profits encouraged to apply for the community impact grant. Zoromski says galvanizing the community around these three common causes is for the greater good for the community.

      "Tomorrow we have an open class from 3-5 p.m. to review the grants application for new grantees that are interested in applying for the grant," Zoromski said.

      The review meeting will be held at United Way located at 224 E. Second Street in Ottumwa. Non-profit organizations involved with education, income and health are encouraged to attend.

      The next round of applications will be due on May 1.