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This is what Pittsburghers want to do during Trump’s first 100 days

More than 150 individuals and teams are vying for grant money from The Sprout Fund.

Sarah Anne Hughes

Updated, 4 p.m.

The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency begin Friday.

By that date, The Sprout Fund plans to announce the recipients of its 100 Days of US grants, awarded to Pittsburghers who have ideas about how to make the city better during the president-elect’s first few months in office.

Individuals and teams submitted more than 150 ideas in nearly 20 categories — from education to housing & homelessness. You have until noon Thursday to both like the concepts you, well, like, and donate money via Crowdrise so some of those ideas can become realities.

At least $5,000 must be raised for each issue area so it can be unlocked and an idea can be funded. Sprout put $4,000 into each category, as well as several thousand dollars into a general fund, and also asked individuals to donate. Mac Howison, a senior program officer for Sprout, said there’s some fluidity about where the money raised can go. For example, money from the general fund can be used to unlock an issue area or fund multiple ideas in a category with a lot of community interest.

Check out some of the best-liked ideas at the moment below, and see all of the ideas here.

Education: Hopewell Vikings Create A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

To provide anti-bias training to students at Hopewell Junior High School in Beaver County:

Environment: The Soil Superheroes

To allow Operation Better Block’s Junior Green Corp to gather and analyze soil samples in Homewood:

Housing & Homelessness: Transition Pods

To turn shipping containers into temporary homes for homeless persons:

Race: Renovating Community Bridges in Western Pennsylvania

To facilitate workshops between urban and rural youth and to allow them to travel to each other’s communities and to D.C.:

An earlier version of the story has been updated.

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