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NORTH TEXAS NONPROFITS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR NBC 5 AND TELEMUNDO 39 $315,000 “PROJECT INNOVATION” GRANT CHALLENGE

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Applications will be accepted online through Feb. 12 at NBCDFW.com/ProjectInnovation or Telemundo39.com/ProyectoInnovacion

FORT WORTH-DALLAS, TX – (January 12, 2021) – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS, Telemundo 39 / KXTX and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation renews its Project Innovation grant challenge in Dallas-Fort Worth for a fourth consecutive year, with an increase in grant funds available to a total of $315,000, now through Feb. 12. Grant applications, rules and eligibility rules are available online at NBCDFW.com/ProjectInnovation or Telemundo39.com/ProyectoInnovacion.

Local nonprofits whose programs are helping to resolve everyday community issues in any of the following four grant categories are highly encouraged to submit a Project Innovation grant application by the Feb. 12 deadline: Community Engagement, Culture of Inclusion, Next Generation Storytellers, and Youth Education and Empowerment.

“We are proud to continue a program that gives back to the community by contributing to organizations making a visible difference in North Texas,” said Tom Ehlmann, NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 President and General Manager. “It is especially exciting to see new and deserving applicants with unique and inspiring projects dedicated to promoting a culture of inclusion, youth education and increasing overall community engagement.”

NBC 5, Telemundo 39 and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will together select and award a total of $315,000 in grant awards in May 2021 to a maximum of eight eligible nonprofit organizations that have an annual operating budget of more than $100,000 (defined by the most recent 990-N IRS filing), are located in, operate from, and serve the Dallas-Fort Worth market, and whose programs are focused in any of the following four grant categories:

Community Engagement: Programs that enable individuals to engage and volunteer in their communities.
Culture of Inclusion: Programs that encourage equitable access, opportunities and resources for traditionally underrepresented communities.
Next Generation Storytellers: Programs that promote access and develop pathways for emerging talent, diverse voices and underrepresented youth to explore careers in news, entertainment, sports and the arts.
Youth Education and Empowerment: In-school and out-of-school programs that equip youth with the tools they need to succeed, including STEM/ STEAM education and youth entrepreneurship.

For a list of the grants awarded in last year’s 2020 NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 Project Innovation Grant Challenge, visit these websites: NBC 5 and Telemundo 39.

About NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS is the local NBCUniversal-owned television station serving the communities of North Texas with quality local news, weather forecasts, consumer and investigative reports and sports and entertainment programming across all platforms, including the station’s dedicated website NBCDFW.com, its mobile app, social media channels and on COZI TV (Digital 5.2) and NBCLX (Digital 5.3), the station’s multicast channels.

About Telemundo 39 / KXTX
Telemundo 39 / KXTX is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking community throughout North Texas. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 39 delivers award-winning local breaking news, weather, entertainment and sports programming across a variety of platforms, including on air, online at Telemundo39.com and via mobile and social media channels.

About Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation
The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation continues the work of the foundations founded by Comcast Corporation and NBCUniversal to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on the communities we serve. Its mission is to empower communities to thrive by helping to provide access to technology, relevant digital skills and training, and inspiring volunteerism and service. More information about how Comcast NBCUniversal supports the communities it serves is available at comcast.com/community.

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NBC 5 Programming and Public Relations
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Krishma Trejo
Telemundo 39 Marketing and Community Affairs
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