Final workshop Thursday, July 18, for Local Entity 2012 competitive grant program

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IID front yard EL CENTRO - The fourth and final informational workshop to assist applicants in completing the request for proposal package for the 2012 Local Entity Competitive Mitigation Program grants will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 18, at the William R. Condit Auditorium, 1285 Broadway, El Centro. Previous workshops were held in May and June.

Anyone interested in applying for the competitive grant is encouraged to attend. IID is currently accepting applications for grants of up to $400,000 to promote economic development within the Imperial Valley. Funds could be used to start a business, invest in your existing business, provide community services, renovate your facility or purchase business equipment.

The 2012 program funding total is $3,074,891.

Completed proposals must be hand-delivered to the Imperial Irrigation District’s water administration office at 333 E. Barioni Blvd., Imperial, Calif., by 5 p.m. on or before Aug. 30, 2013. For detailed information, visitwww.iid.com/localentity or contact Gustavo Reza at 1-760-556-0747.