The W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich., has awarded a $50,000 grant to Utah State University for a program to strengthen community leadership skills among Utahns, officials say.

The "Family Community Leadership" grant was one of 40 awarded nationwide for projects modeled after one initiated in 1980 by the National Extension Homemakers Council.USU will use the grant to "provide education on public issues and decision-making skills to involve citizens in public affairs related to family issues. The goal is to strengthen existing public affairs education programs in Utah," said David Rogers.

The Logan school's project is a cooperative effort by the university, Utah Federation of Women's Clubs, Utah Congress of Parents and Teachers, Utah Farm Bureau and the state 4-H Leaders Association, he said.