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Nonprofits Get Airtime with County Grants

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August 8, 2008

Nonprofits will have the chance to partner with the County of San Diego to produce programs that inform and educate - and make a difference to county residents.

The Community Partnership for Local Government Programming Video Grant Program, which helps fund and produce half-hour videos for nonprofit organizations, community groups and educational institutions, is now taking applications.  The deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 24.  Awards will be announced in March 2009.

The Commission is interested in proposals for segments that deal with issues related to County programs, and especially ideas for highlighting one or more of three County Strategic Initiatives: Children, Environment, and Safe and Livable Communities.

The County Board of Supervisors will award up to five grants of $10,000 apiece to institutions willing to work with a County department or agency to produce the program. The completed grant programs must be suitable for cablecast on CTN, the County Television Network, which can be found at Cox 19 (North), Cox 24 (South), and Time Warner 24 and 124 on the digital tier.

Past grant-funded videos have focused on County disaster preparedness; how to choose quality childcare; exercise and health programs; responsible pet ownership; and the environmental diversity of the San Diego region.

Application packets can be obtained by: