City plays Santa with grant money
Post Independent Staff
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” More than $46,000 in grant money was doled out Thursday night at City Council’s regular meeting.
In all, the board has $50,000 each year to donate at its discretion, leaving $3,800 for requests that come up later in the year.
The four largest grants, each for $5,000, went to Advocate Safehouse Project, Family Visitor Programs, Mountain Valley Developmental Services and Sopris Barracuda Swim Team.
The remaining 21 grants ranged from $500 to $3,500.
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“The voters approved in 1999 the extension of the one-cent sales tax on the condition there’s $50,000 that must be paid each year in discretionary funds,” city finance director Mike Harman said.
There is no hard definition of which organizations are eligible for the funds, but rather the recipients are determined by the city’s Financial Advisory Board.
“It’s typically your cultural, recreational or human services-type entities that apply,” he said.
Just one organization that applied for discretionary funds was denied, Carbondale-based public radio station KDNK. Harman said the board voted to recommend that the station not receive a grant this year.
The other grant recipients are:
American Leadership Forum: $250
Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club: $500
Catholic Charities: $2,000
Colorado Big Country Conservation: $500
Feed My Sheep Ministries: $2,500
Garfield County Public Library system: $700
Glenwood Railroad Museum: $3,500
Glenwood Springs After Prom Extravaganza: $500
GSHS Booster Club: $900
GSHS Mock Trial: $1,500
Glenwood Youth Hockey: $2,500
Healthy Mountain Communities: $500
Literacy Outreach: $2,000
Mountain Family Health Center/Columbine Family Health Center: $2,000
Project Graduation: $500
Radio Reading Service of the Rockies: $500
Roaring Fork Conservancy: $500
Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation: $500
Science Outreach/Jason Project: $750
Sunlight Ski Team: $500
Contact Greg Masse: 945-8515, ext. 511
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