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Robert Ott Seed Grant Application available

The Seed Grant Committee of the CCCHS will distribute $5,000 for one to multiple awardees for its 2022 Grant Year. Robert Ott Seed Grants (named in honor of a beloved member of the Centre County Non Profit Community) are intended to provide start-up funding for new programs or initiatives or for the expansion of existing programs. Funded projects must provide direct services to Centre County human services clients or provide a service that will benefit the community at large. Just in the past 10 years, CCCHS Seed Grants were awarded well over $31,000 to Centre County Non Profit programs that directly benefitted Centre County residents. Deadline to apply is September 30, 2021.

All applicants must be individual or organizational members of the Council for Human Services or be sponsored by a Council member. Sponsorship may be obtained by attaching a letter from a Council member, which states the member’s recognition of the applicant’s desire to receive Council seed money. Applicant(s) main office may be located outside Centre County however, grant request MUST serve Centre county community.

Requests may come from individual agencies, groups, or as a joint proposal from several agencies/groups—at least one of which must be a Council member. All applicants must be a non-profit organization.

Applications and how to apply are available by visiting the CCCHS website at Seed Grant | Ccchs ( . For questions about the grant process, deadline, etc. contact Natalie Depto-Vesey, Seed Grant Committee Chairperson at

Centre County Council for Human Services (CCCHS) is a 501(c)3 membership organization that supports agencies and individuals working toward the support and betterment of individuals and families in the community. The CCCHS believes that meeting human service needs requires an interdisciplinary knowledge base, collaboration and a commitment to improving the overall quality of life for our shared community.

The CCCHS is comprised of human service agencies, business, school systems, government entities and interested individuals promoting communication and relationships among human service agencies and other organizations throughout and the community.


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