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The Sunset Project in Alpena Opens Sawyer J. Boyd Creatives Grant Application Window

The Sunset Project is a youth based nonprofit organization based in Alpena, and the Sawyer J Boyd Grant is dedicated to Sawyer J Boyd, an Alpena High School graduate who passed away in 2016. The Sunset Project was founded in his honor. The grant is one of three deliverable grants the project owns, and applicants can receive up to $2,000. Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to be creative with their application, and the money they receive is intended to go towards those individuals’ creative endeavors.

“This opportunity is available for everyone,” said Griffin Saddler, a board member of the Sunset Project. “You don’t necessarily need to struggle with mental health in order to apply for the grant. It’s welcome to everyone, as long as you fit the criteria of being ages 16–23 and you live in one of our service regions, feel free to go to the website and apply.”

The project is also rolling out a referral system, where someone can be referred if they are hesitant to apply themselves.

“If you know someone that is creative, feel free to direct them to our website, or you can go to our website and type their information in, and we’ll facilitate the process for them and make it as frictionless as possible,” said Saddler.

The application window closes on June 23rd, and a link to The Sunset Project’s website can be found here.