Community and Economic Development
If you are looking for resources on business or community help during this crisis, please visit the following website provided by MSU Extension: https://msuextension.org/covid19/Buisness.html
We've come across quite a list of helpful websites for financial help for individuals and small businesses. Below are several links that you can check out for help.
We will also be posting webinars and helpful information on our Facebook page. (The link can be found in the left sidebar.)
Are you interested in being a leader in your community? Do you want to learn leadership skills? Do you want to make a difference in your town? This small group training will give you all the skills you need to be a leader in your community. Some topics include Crucial Conversations, Asset Mapping, Generational Differences, Community Capital Assets and much more. Call Mandie Reed at the Extension Office for more information. Offered yearly.
Want to give back to your community in a way that will impact generations to come? Wheatland County has a community foundation that enables you to "give where you live"! All donations go to give grants to people and organizations in our own County in order to bring about economic development and growth.
We are now accepting grant applications for 2020. Applications can be picked up from the Wheatland County Extension Office or view and downloaded from the following page: Grant Application. The deadline for submission is September 30th. Please read the information below for who can apply, criteria and contact information.
Who can apply for a Wheatland County Community Foundation Grant:
• Your planned project must benefit residents of Wheatland County and be performed within the boundaries of Wheatland County.
• Your organization must be or be eligible to be a 501(c)(3) organization. This means your organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. None of the funds received by the applicant can be used for any political purposes.
What criteria does the Wheatland County Community Foundation look at when granting
• The WCCF board bases its decision on the completed applications received and funds available to grant.
• The WCCF board reserves the right to award grants in whole, in part, or not at all.
Who do I contact if I have questions about my grant application:
Please contact any current WCCF board member.
Jeff Sell, Dane Elwood, Mandie Reed, Bill Jones, Pam Stevens, Abbi Boggess
Strong People Exercise Groups
Wheatland County Extension offers several opportunities for people to stay strong and healthy. Register with the Extension Office to attend classes. Starting again September 28th, 2020.
- Tai Ji Quan offers excersizes to promote balance. Meets on Mondays at 8 am at the Armory Fitness Center.
- Strong People offers movement and strength training for overall better health. Meets on Tuesdays at 8 am at the Armory Fitness Center.
- Strong Bones offers specific strength training to support bones and muscles. Meets on Wedensdays at 8:30 am at the Armory Fitness Center.
- Strong Hearts offers low impact walking to promote heart health. Meets on Thursdays at 8:30 am at the Armory Fitness Center.
Who doesn't like a great playground for their kids right in the middle of town? Wheatland County Extension has brought people and grants together to develop a safe, handicap accessible area for kids to enjoy in the middle of our beautiful Chief Joseph Park.