The Carbon County Interagency Council is currently accepting applications for a $500 Social Service grant.

The grant is open to all agencies who meet the guidelines of the IAC's mission statement and who serve any population of Carbon County. The IAC mission is to "increase and promote the quality of human services in the community."

The IAC aims to develop a better knowledge of existing agencies and service, as well as provide support and education for member agencies and individuals.

The grant can be used for any existing programs or any new programs that an agency may have and is a one-time payment.

To receive an application, please email the IAC at carboninteragencycouncil@yahoo.com [1] or call the agency treasurer, Mindy Graver, at 570-325-2788.

There is a fee due with the submission of the application to non-members of the IAC. This fee will serve as a one-year membership to the Interagency Council.

The deadline to submit an application and fee is Friday, March 28. Completed applications can be sent to IAC, care of Mindy Graver, Penn State Extension Carbon, College of Agricultural Sciences, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 or email at mjg26@psu.edu [2].

The applications received will be reviewed by an independent panel, separate from the IAC.

The grant recipient will be notified the week of April 21 and the grant presentation will occur at the IAC Fifth Annual Legislative Breakfast to be held Friday, April 25 at Penn Forest Fire Company No. 1.