The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area’s 2012-13 Community Investment Allocation process has begun. Non-profit agencies that provide programs and services meeting the health and human service needs of Franklin County and Livermore/ Livermore Falls are encouraged to submit application materials which are available online at, email [email protected] or call 778-5048.

According to a press release, applications, due Friday, Dec. 21, are reviewed by the United Way Allocation Committee comprised of staff and volunteers. Applicants are interviewed in January as part of this volunteer-led process. New applicants must complete a brief eligibility form, also available online.

UWTVA has established the following funding priorities for 2012: strengthening children and families; increasing independence and financial stability; improving health; and meeting basic needs and responding to emergencies. Collaboration among applicant organizations will strengthen proposals. Sixteen programs were funded in 2011-12, including the Ecumenical Heating Fund and Franklin County Children’s Task Force, as well as two new programs — Western Maine Community Action’s Keeping Seniors Home Program and Tri-County Mental Health Services Veteran’s Support program.

If you would like to be a part of the Allocations Committee, call the United Way at 778-5048.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.