The Stafford County Health Department, U.S.D. 350, and Kansas Children’s Service League recently received grants as part of the Golden Belt Community Foundation March competitive grant cycle that awarded $25,059.40 to charitable agencies and projects in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.
“This grant will enable us to continue a free “sharps” program that we had to start charging for when the other funding ran out,” said Doris Tompkins, SCHD Administrator.
The sharps program provides for free disposal of used needles and other sharps. The program was a big success when they could offer it for free, but was difficult for some when they had to start charging.
SCHD received $481 for the program.
U.S.D. 350 St. John Community School received $684.85 to purchase supplies for Dogs for Dads, a reading, nutrition and exercising program, and the Kansas Children’s Service League was awarded $960 to purchase two wireless internet cards to access ChildPlus and online learning activities in the home
Thirty-six applications were received with agencies requesting over $139,000.00 in funding according to Susan Miller Golden Belt Community Foundation grant coordinator.
Programs or projects must demonstrate need and show how the program will benefit the communities of the Golden Belt. Programs that established new or fostered existing collaborations among various groups or organizations also were considered favorably.
U.S.D. 350 Tiger Tots Program received $658.58 to purchase supplies for Dogs for Dads, a reading, nutrition and exercising program through the Grants made possible through the Kansas Health Foundation Youth Fund.