Steamboat briefs: Grant funding is available for emergency programs |

Steamboat briefs: Grant funding is available for emergency programs

Grant funding is available for emergency programs

The Northern Rockies jurisdiction has been chosen to receive $52,546 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Routt, Eagle, Pitkin, Summit, Grand and Jackson counties. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The local board is seeking applications from agencies that meet the following criteria: 1) function as a private, voluntary nonprofit organization or unit of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if the group is a private voluntary organization, it must have a voluntary board.

To request an application, call Pam Graham at 970-870-8804. Applications must be received by Monday.

Library offering display space to show collections

Bud Werner Memorial Library has space available to feature your unique, historical or artistic collections. Share a story about your trip around the world, your community project or your nonprofit organization. For details, call Karen at the library at 879-0240, ext. 306.

Strings Music Festival seeks summer volunteers

The Strings Music Festival is looking for volunteers for the 2009 Summer Music Festival. If you are interested in volunteering, call Leslie Morace at 970-879-5056, ext. 107, or e-mail

Youths peer support group forming to deal with grief

A peer support group, sponsored by Poogie’s Place, is forming for youths ages 12 to 15. The group will be for children grieving the loss of a loved one.

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Group leaders will use a combination of talk and creative expression with the support of peers to facilitate the healing process. Call Katy Thiel at the Visiting Nurse Association at 871-7628 to obtain more information and to register.