Craig briefs for Nov. 24

CNCC awarded grant

— The Caring for Colorado Foundation recently announced it has awarded a $26,105 grant to the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation. The money will be used to pay for dental hygiene services for children and low-income seniors in Northwest Colorado.

"Caring for Colorado is committed to addressing oral health needs in Colorado communities where access to care is the most limited," organization President Chris Wiant said in a press release.

The grant is one of 15 totaling $1 million that Caring for Colorado has issued recently to improve access to oral health services for Coloradans. Since 2001, the foundation has awarded more than $8.5 million in oral health funding to organizations providing dental services to underserved populations, Caring for Colorado reported.

Development grants available

Colorado Big Country Resource Conservation and Development is accepting grant applications for its partnership grant program.

Colorado Big Country Resource Conservation and Development is a regional, nonprofit organization serving 10 counties, including Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco and Jackson counties, among others.

Projects eligible for grant funds are in the areas of community development and include economic development, recreation proposals, land conservation and management and water management, quality and quantity.

Applications will be accepted from county and municipal governments, conservation districts, water conservancy districts, school districts and nongovernmental organizations.

Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 31. For grant guidelines and application forms, send an e-mail to administrator@coloradobigcountry.org or call 970-945-5494.

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