Council for Burley Tobacco accepting grant applications

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The Council for Burley Tobacco is now accepting grant applications for the 2014 spring funding cycle. Deadline for the spring application period is 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 6.
Projects should be geared to research, education and promotion projects to benefit the burley tobacco industry. Requests from individuals/institutions not related to the burley industry will only be considered if there is a clear, significant benefit to the burley tobacco farmers or organizations.
Competitive funds may be used for research, education and promotion related to the burley tobacco industry.  
Competitive funds may not be used to provide support for religious or political purposes; deficit financing; annual appeals; fundraising events; or nonprofit endowments. Capital requests that are only directly related to a priority program area may be considered.
Application information is on The Council for Burley Tobacco website, www.councilforburleytobacco@gmail.com, under the Grants tab.
All applications received after 5 p.m. on March 6, will be considered in the 2014 fall funding cycle.
The Council for Burley Tobacco represents the interests of the burley tobacco grower in all aspects of the industry. Grower membership is free, to join growers can visit the website and complete the online application.