MADERA COUNTY – Applications for the 2013 Community Grant Program of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians and Madera County are now available and due on or before Mar. 1, 2013.
“I cannot begin to explain how beneficial the Community Grant Program has been to Madera County,” said Max Rodriguez, Chairman of the Madera County Board of Supervisors. “These grants have helped provide playground equipment, law enforcement gear, library upgrades and even community center remodels. Without the grant program, these projects would not have been possible.”Now in its seventh year, the Community Grant Program will ultimately span 10 years and filter $10 million into the County. The program is funded by the Picayune Rancheria through a cooperative agreement with the County.
“Picayune Rancheria, over the years, in conjunction with Madera County, has been able to provide much needed funds to many deserving organizations in our area through the Community Grant Program,” said Tribal Chairwoman, Nancy Ayala. “We look forward to continuing that tradition this year and look forward to working with the County to ensure that this program continues to benefit the residents of Madera.”
The Community Grant Award banquet is generally held the third week of April. According to the cooperative agreement, grant recipients must expend funds within two years or the grant will be returned to the Tribe.
Grant applications are available at the offices of the Madera County Board of Supervisors, 200 West Fourth St., Madera, California 93637, or by clicking here to visit the County’s website for an online application.
All applicants must use the 2013 grant application provided or it will not be considered.