PepsiCO looking to pour money into Gulf region

PURCHASE, NY (WLOX) - Very soon the Mississippi Gulf Coast could have thousands of dollars pouring in by way of the Pepsi refresh project.

The project's mission was to fund ideas helping communities in the aftermath of the oil spill.

On September 22nd, the company will announce the 32 individuals, small groups and companies receiving grants.

The grants will be awarded as follows:

  • $5,000 will go to up to 10 individuals who need to get an inspired idea off the ground
  • $25,000 will go to up to 10 awardees for individuals and small groups who can work lean and mean
  • $50,000 will go to up to 10 awardees for companies and organizations who can put time into it
  • $250,000 will go to up to two awardees for organizations who can dedicate a lot of time and resources

People submitted ideas and voted during July and August. You can log on to the PepsiCo website to see what ideas were pitched and could be selected for the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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