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NBC 5 / KXAS AND TELEMUNDO 39 / KXTX’S “PROJECT INNOVATION” GRANT CHALLENGE RETURNS IN 2020

Grant application can be previewed online at nbcuprojectinnovation.com.

Applications will be accepted online from Jan. 10 to Feb. 14

FORT WORTH-DALLAS, TX – (January 9, 2020) – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS, Telemundo 39 / KXTX and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will present their Project Innovation grant challenge in Dallas-Fort Worth for a third consecutive year when grant applications open on Jan. 10. Applications can be previewed online at nbcuprojectinnovation.com.

Local nonprofits that are fostering the next generation of storytellers and are helping move underrepresented communities forward by promoting inclusion, volunteerism and community engagement in youth by providing them with the tools needed to succeed are encouraged to submit a Project Innovation grant application between Jan. 10 and the Feb. 14 deadline.

NBC 5, Telemundo 39 and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will together award a total of $225,000 to a maximum of eight local community organizations in Dallas-Fort Worth in May 2020. To learn more about the program, join an informational webinar at noon on Jan. 22 by clicking here. Program rules and eligibility are at nbcuprojectinnovation.com. En español: proyectoinnovacion.com.

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

NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 will select and present grant awards to eligible nonprofit organizations that are located in, and operate from, the Dallas-Fort Worth market, have an annual operating budget of more than $100,000 (defined by the most recent 990-N IRS filing), and whose programs help resolve everyday community issues in any of the following four grant categories:

· 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.

· Culture of Inclusion: Programs that encourage equitable access, opportunities and resources for traditionally underrepresented communities.

· Youth Education: K-12 in-school and out-of-school programs that equip youth with the tools they need to succeed, including STEM/STEAM education.

· Community Engagement: Programs that enable individuals to engage and volunteer in their communities

Project Innovation 2020 grants are available in the following markets that are served by a NBC/Telemundo owned station: New York (WNBC, WNJU), Southern California (KNBC, KVEA), Chicago (WMAQ, WSNS), Philadelphia (WCAU, WWSI), Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS, KXTX), Boston (WBTS, WNEU, necn), Hartford, CT (WVIT, WRDM), Washington, D.C. (WRC-TV, WZDC), Miami-Fort Lauderdale (WTVJ, WSCV), San Francisco Bay Area (KNTV, KSTS), and San Diego (KNSD, KUAN).

For more information about NBC 5 and Telemundo 39’s Project Innovation grant challenge program, including a list of past winners from the local area, visit these websites: NBC 5 and Telemundo 39. Follow on social at @NBCUFoundation and #ProjectInnovation.

About NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS
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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), the station’s multicast channel.

About Telemujndo 39 / KXTX
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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 works to advance initiatives at the cross-section of societal needs and Comcast NBCUniversal’s priorities. The Foundation supports programs and organizations that strive to move communities forward. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.

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