Application deadline for grants from dashTHIRTYdash extended until Oct. 12

The deadline for the first grant distribution from dashTHIRTYdash has been extended by two days, until Friday, Oct. 12, at 5 PM CDT.

The grants are available for any Times-Picayune employee or contractor who lost their job because of the newspaper’s decision to end daily publication.

Funds will be disbursed among all employees and contractors who apply for it, without regard for individual financial circumstances. (If you’re interested in more information about how the money will be allocated, please click here.)

All applications will be kept strictly confidential; an absolutely minimal number of people will have access to the applications, and dashTHIRTYdash will not publicly disclose the identities of anyone who applies for or receives grants.

To receive a grant, click on this link – dashTHIRTYdash_GrantApplication – and complete the attached form and IRS W-9 form and return it by email or fax as indicated.

Distributions and Deadlines

dashTHIRTYdash plans two distributions of money: one around Nov. 1, 2012, and another by Dec. 31, 2012.

If you apply for a grant by Oct. 12, you’ll receive your first check around Nov. 1, and automatically be contacted about whether you’d like to also receive a grant in the second distribution. (If you get a new job before the second distribution, we hope that you will opt out and leave more money to be divided among your former colleagues who have not yet gotten new jobs.)

Individuals, companies or organizations wishing to donate to dashTHIRTYdash may still do so. Donations may be made securely by credit card at https://donationpay.org/dashthirtydash. To donate by check, make checks payable to the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans – with “dash30dash” written in the memo line – and mail to CAC, c/o Glenn W. Gruber, Associate Director/CFO, 900 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130-3908. The CAC is serving as dashTHIRTYdash’s fiscal sponsor, so all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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