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Dow Calls For Grant Applications

Fourth Year for $15,000 Community Competition

Pittsburg, CA - July 22, 2009

The Dow Chemical Company’s Community Advisory Panel (CAP), in conjunction with Dow’s Pittsburg Operations, is accepting applications for its fourth annual competitive grant program.  Grants will range from $2,500 to $5,000, depending on the scope of the project.  Prospective grantees, serving the East Contra Costa communities, must focus on education, science or the environment.

The competitive grant program was established in 2006 to help fund sustainable community service projects in Eastern Contra Costa County.  Though Dow Pittsburg Operations gives more than $100,000 throughout the year to non-profit organizations in the surrounding communities, designating $15,000 for competitive grants enables Dow to diversify the amount of charitable giving within the community.

Applicants must meet certain criteria to be eligible.  Guidelines, criteria and the application itself are all available online at www.dow.com/pittsburg/community/cap/index.htm.   The deadline for submitting the application is September 10 and grant winners will be announced in early October.

Members of the CAP Grants Committee will rank applications based on relevance, sustainability, and overall impact and benefit to the community.

About the Dow CAP

The Dow Community Advisory Panel (CAP) is composed of 14 members of the East Contra Costa community who serve to advise Dow on issues affecting both the community and Dow’s operations in the community.

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For Editorial Information:

Patty Deutsche
The Dow Chemical Company
510-414-6198