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Dane County-based community organizations can now apply for the Partners in Equity Grant Program and the Partner in Equity Food Project Grant.

The Partners in Equity Grant Program supports Dane County-based community groups that propose to use funding to address systemic racial inequities in the criminal justice system. The Partners in Equity Grant (PIE Grant) was approved by the County Board of Supervisors and County Executive and piloted in 2015 to address systemic racial inequalities in health, education, employment or criminal justice.

“My top priority as County Executive is to work with our entire community to ensure that every single resident has access to opportunity,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi in a press release today. “Together, we can address these shared challenges and better ensure opportunity for all.”

“This program will help bolster important work that is being done in the community and is a wonderful opportunity for non-profits to access county services,” said Supervisor Shelia Stubbs in a statement. “It will help organizations innovate and grow and will benefit our efforts to be a more equitable community.”

Grants are awarded to community group(s) in Dane County that will use the funding to address systemic racial inequities in the following areas: health, education, employment, or criminal justice. Individual organizations may apply for up to $15,000. Partnerships or collaborations of two or more eligible organizations may apply for up to $50,000 (the full amount).

Applicants may go to the following website to obtain the applications or may contact the office at (608) 283-1391 for a paper application or if they have questions.

Applications for the Partners in Equity Grant must be received by the Tamara D. Grigsby Office for Equity and Inclusion by July 31. The food project grant applications are due July 13.

Written by Madison365 staff

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