Chukchansi grant applications available

Deadline for community grants March 1

-- Madera CountyJanuary 10, 2013 

Applications for this year's Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Community Grant Program are now available online at Applications can also be picked-up at the Madera County Board of Supervisors, 200 West Fourth St., Madera.

The deadline for submitting applications for a share of $1 million in county-wide grants is March 1.

This is the seventh year the Chukchansi Community Grant Program has been available to county nonprofit organizations, schools and agencies.

The program is funded by the Picayune Rancheria through a cooperative agreement with the Madera County.

"I can not begin to explain how beneficial the Community Grant Program has been to Madera County," said Max Rodriguez, new chairman of the Madera County Board of Supervisors. "These grants have helped provide playground equipment, law enforcement gear, library upgrades and even community center remodels. Without the grant program, these projects would not have been possible."

Nancy Ayala, tribal chairwoman, said the rancheria, in conjunction with the county, has been able to provide much needed funds to many deserving organizations throughout the county through the program.

"We look forward to continuing that tradition this year and look forward to working with the county to ensure that this program continues to benefit the residents of Madera County," Ayala said.

The minimum grant request must be $25,000 and although not mandatory, special consideration will be given to applications that indicate the applicant will be matching funds for a project. All applicants must use the 2013 grant application provided or the request will not be considered.

The Community Grant Award banquet is generally held the third week of April.

Details: Leticia Gonzalez, (559) 662-6040,,

The Sierra Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service