Battelle Energy Alliance, the contractor in charge of Idaho National Laboratory, is accepting applications for a pair of fiscal year 2018 community grant programs. The INL Community Giving program provides funds to human services, health, environment, arts and civic organizations. “The Community Giving program is focused on eastern Idaho, where INL’s employees live and work, and prioritizes organizations that support children and people in need,” Contributions Administrator Lori Priest said in a news release. “That includes efforts to feed the hungry, provide basic shelter to those without, and improve quality of life.” The Technology-based Economic Development program, meanwhile, is aimed at spurring regional economic development, technology-based economic development, talent pipelines and entrepreneurship.Applications for both programs will be accepted until Oct. 16. The application can be found at inl.gov. Only nonprofits can apply. They can’t be political or religious, or related to emergency response, courtesy advertisements, athletic programs or events, individuals, contests or extracurricular school activities. Decisions regarding the 2018 donations will be made by Dec. 15, the release said.
“Our goal is to continue investing in creative projects that support INL’s research priorities, grow the talent pipeline, and enhance the regional and state economies,” Program Manager Stephanie Cook said in the release.