NELSONVILLE — The Gulfport Energy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) has announced its first 2019 grant round is now open. Applications are now available and will close on Tuesday, April 16.

This year’s first grant round will support organizations and projects focused on education. Nonprofit and public organizations in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, and Noble counties are eligible to apply. Applications are available on FAO’s website at www.AppalachianOhio.org/Gulfport.

"Gulfport is pleased to once again support projects that work to enhance education in the region," said Courtney Dickens, External Relations Coordinator at Gulfport Energy. "At Gulfport, we are always seeking ways to improve the communities around us and to create opportunities for the youth that will give us a brighter tomorrow."

The Gulfport Energy Fund at FAO was created to support nonprofits, schools, and communities in projects that increase quality of life, create access to opportunities, or identify and implement a solution for a community need in the counties where Gulfport Energy operates.

The year’s second grant round, slated to open Aug. 13, 2019, will focus on projects relating to health and human resources and environmental stewardship. Please sign up for the Foundation’s e-newsletter on our website at www.AppalachianOhio.org for the latest news on when grant opportunities become available.

For information about the Gulfport Energy Fund, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org/Gulfport or call 740-753-1111.