CNS community investment fund enters second cycle

  • Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 12:00 am

Funds distributed though Amarillo Area Foundation

AMARILLO- Charitable organizations from across the Texas Panhandle are invited to apply for grants from the Pantex Community Investment Fund established by Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS), managing and operating contractor of the Pantex Plant.

CNS established the fund in January through the Amarillo Area Foundation, as part of its commitment to Amarillo and surrounding communities. In April, CNS awarded grants totaling more than $170,000 to 19 local nonprofits.

A Pantex Community Investment Advisory Committee comprised of CNS employees will entertain proposals from nonprofit and charitable institutions throughout the 26 northernmost counties in the Texas Panhandle (individuals and non-charitable organizations are not eligible). Grant amounts will range from $2,500 to $10,000. The application process will be competitive. Organizations who fit the eligibility requirements and whose work is in line with the priorities are encouraged to apply. Only one application per organization will be accepted.

The priorities for funding are:

  • Basic Needs (Food, Clothing, and Shelter)
  • Children, Youth, and Family
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Health and Wellness

The advisory committee will give priority to proposals from organizations located and operating in the 12 contiguous counties surrounding the Pantex Plant, which includes Armstrong, Carson, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hutchinson, Moore, Oldham, Potter, Randall and Swisher.

Applications are available online at and are due August 15, 2016, by noon. See for instructions on how to register in the Spectrum portal. If you have any questions about eligibility or the grant process, contact Kathie Grant, Grants Administrator, at 806.376.4521 or If you have any questions about priorities, contact Jessica Tudyk, Grants Manager, at 806.376.4521 or


Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under a single contract for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on the performance excellence and the imperatives of safety, security, zero defects and delivery as promised.

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Steve Myers
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