Facebook Opens Grant Program for Organizations in Altoona Area

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ALTOONA, Iowa - Facebook's Altoona Data Center is accepting applications for its 2021 grant program.

The grants are available to non-profits and schools for projects promoting the use of technology in the Altoona and surrounding area in Polk County.

The grants can total more than $200,000 a year, and have been distributed through the Facebook Data Center since 2015.

The grants are available to projects delivered in the cities served by the Southeast Polk and Bondurant-Farrar school districts, including Altoona, Pleasant Hill, Runnells, Mitchellville, Bondurant, and Farrar, that do one or more of the following:

  • Address critical community needs by putting the power of technology to use for community benefit;
  • Connect people online or off;
  • Improve local Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (“STEM”) education.

Grant applications are being accepted through Friday, October 16, 2020, with grant recipients announced by March of next year.

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