CNS Pantex/Amarillo Area Foundation Announce Grant Extension

  • Posted: Monday, April 27, 2020, 10:08 am

Nearly $750,000 invested in local nonprofits across Texas Panhandle

AMARILLO, Texas- Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, responsible for the management and operations of the Pantex Plant, along with the Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF) announces an extension of the application deadline for the Request for Proposals (RFP). The Advisory Committee for the CNS Pantex Community Investment Fund, a component fund of the Amarillo Area Foundation, will entertain proposals from nonprofit and charitable institutions throughout the 26 northernmost counties in the Texas Panhandle (individuals and non-charitable organizations are not eligible).

Grant amounts will range from $2,500 to $10,000. Organizations that fit the eligibility requirements and whose work is in line with the priorities are encouraged to apply. Only one application per organization will be accepted. General operating support is a low priority. The priorities for funding are:

  • Basic Needs (food, clothing, and shelter)
  • Children, Youth, and Family
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Health and Wellness

Priority will be given to proposals from organizations located and operating in one of the twelve contiguous counties surrounding the PantexPlant with preference given to projects that serve multiple priority counties. These counties are Armstrong, Carson, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hutchison, Moore, Oldham, Potter, Randall, and Swisher.

Applications are available online at aaf.spectrumportal.net and are due by the extended deadline of May 1, 2020 by noon. See https://www.amarilloareafoundation.org/cns-pantex/ for more information on the CNS Pantex grant program. To register or log in to the Spectrum portal, click on https://aaf.spectrumportal.net/. If you have any questions, please contact the grant staff at 806.376.4521 or grants@aaf-hf.org.

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Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under a single contract for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on the absolute priorities of safety, security, quality, mission delivery and cost efficiency.

For more information on each site, visit www.pantex.energy.gov or www.y12.doe.gov. Follow Pantex on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Follow Y-12 on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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