The Carlsbad Community Foundation has opened up the online application for the 2012 Chevron Catalyst grant. This competitive grant program was first established in a partnership with Chevron in 2016 and allows the Foundation to award grants to charitable organizations.
The deadline to apply is Oct. 31 and successful recipients will be announced by the end of the year.
Eligible 501 C(3) and other charitable organizations include projects focused on civic involvement, health, diversity, arts and culture and education. Grants are usually between $500 and $5,000. They are not able to offer grants for event sponsorships, marketing activities, sports, travel or political activities.
If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at (575) 887-1131, email email@example.com or visit the Foundation in person at 114 S. Canyon Street.
We had a great turnout at the “Queen Up the Guads” event this past weekend. This is the second of three major cleanups taking place around Eddy County. The event was hosted by Eddy County, the Lincoln National Forest, Keep Carlsbad Beautiful, Campfire Industries/Devolved Media and the City of Carlsbad.
Sponsors included XTO Energy, the Carlsbad Soil and Water Conservation District, Henry’s BBQ, Thirsty’s, Sweet Confections and Agave Transportation. Little Digger Man and JN Services provided equipment. Thanks to the Living Desert, GLL, Celtech, the Trinity, YellowBrix, Java Nicks, Milton’s, Guadalupe Brewing Company, Balzano Pumpkin Patch, Southern Tire Mart and Joe’s Brew for making raffle donations. More than 2 ½ tons of debris was removed from ther area.
Our next Cleanup project is Riverblitz Round 2 on Oct. 10. This will focus on riverfront areas all around Carlsbad. Pick-up of supplies will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Riverwalk Recreation Center. Children should be accompanied by an adult. For more info, please call Mary Garwood @ 575.302.7665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, our cleanup efforts will not be done after Riverblitz, and we look forward to many more projects that make Carlsbad and the surrounding area clean and beautiful.
If you are looking for October craft ideas, please check out our library Facebook page. There were bat stories, bat facts and bat craft ideas on Tuesday, and more to come throughout the month. You can also pick up craft supplies for October’s story time programs at the library. Each craft kit contains enough supplies for the month of October.
Last week, the City of Carlsbad had the opportunity to honor retired Eddy County Extension Agent Woods Houghton as an outstanding Carlsbad Citizen. Woods has also received well-deserved accolades from Eddy County and the college. We look forward to continuing to work with Woods in the future.
Just a reminder: Early voting has started! There’s been a lot of confusion about dates, but according to Eddy County, if you are voting in person you can show up at the Eddy County Clerk’s office to cast your vote. If you requested an absentee ballot, those are being mailed out starting today. It’s great to hear from so many people who have already voted.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway