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Agency receives UW Grant

The United Way of Greater Niagara this week announced 17 not-for-profit programs in Niagara County will receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 under the charity’s Venture Grant Investment program for 2015-16.

A total of $120,000 is being distributed to the organizations, United Way President Carol G. Houwaart-Diez said. The programs vary widely, from aid to the homeless to free tax preparation and detection of symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Recipients include St. John’s Outreach of Lockport, the Food Bank of Western New York, Lockport Cares, the Salvation Army of Lockport, the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, Consumer Credit Counseling, Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara and Literacy New York.

Also, the Dale Association, Catholic Academy, PathStone Corp.,Western New York Independent Living, the Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project, the Niagara Community Action Program, Youth Mentoring of Niagara County, the Gathering Place, and People with Possibilities.

Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will use the donation to fund educational materials and technology for a new “Instructing for Life, Work & Job Survival” program.