Mid-Plains United Way would like to announce that applications to receive grant funds are officially open.

If interested, please call (308) 532-8870 or email npunitedway172@gmail.com to request an allocation application.

Applications are due at 5 p.m. on March 1.

To qualify for Mid-Plains United Way funding, your organization must hold a 501(c)3 and must reside in and service at least one of the following counties in western Nebraska — Chase, Custer, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Grant, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow or Thomas.

Completed applications can be dropped off at the Mid-Plains United Way office at 315 N. Dewey, Ste. 203B in North Platte (second floor of the Wells Fargo Building) or mailed to P.O. Box 172, North Platte, NE, 69103.

Please include 14 copies of your application – each copy must be three-hole punched.

The Mid-Plains United Way staff is continuing to work hard to reach the fundraising goal of $285,000 to support partner non-profit agency needs.

The campaign is currently at 63% of the goal, with $179,098.59 raised. To make a donation, call, mail or stop at the above listed addresses.

You can also make a donation, and see how funds were used last year, by visiting midplainsunitedway.com.