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Funding available for youth projects Grants Advisory Board for Youth, a program of the Placer Community Foundation, awards Youth HOPE Grants to youth led projects in Placer County. Application deadline is Jan. 7. These grants are for projects planned and carried out by young people in the community. According to Matt Veneman, board members chose the name Youth HOPE (Youth Helping Other People Excel) Grants to capture the enthusiasm, creativity and hard work demonstrated by the teams of young people who plan and carry out these projects. To be considered for funding, projects must incorporate significant youth involvement throughout all stages, including planning the project, completing the grant application, and implementing the project. Groups may apply for up to $1,500 to carry out their project ideas. The funds may be used for senior projects, service projects and youth group projects, among others. Contact Erin Stone at Oral history seminar is free Learn to conduct an interview that will help preserve your family history at an oral history seminar hosted by the Placer County Museums Division. The free presentation takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Bernhard Winery, located at 291 Auburn Folsom Road in Auburn. Reservations are suggested; call 530-889-6500. PFLAG to meet in Auburn Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of Placer County will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, in Conference Room A at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education St., in Auburn. The program will feature a presentation by Jillian Rainville, a Canadian citizen, and her partner, Maggie, a United States citizen, who will speak about federal immigration issues as they affect their relationship. The meetings are open to the community.