News Release: GRANT ROUND DEADLINE APPROACHING AND DATE SET FOR AWARDS PRESENTATION EVENT
The Harper County Community Foundation will offer the first round of grants for 2013 from the Waste Connection Landfill Revenues and the Harper County Board of Commissioners. The grant deadline is May 1, 2013. Approximately $95,000 will be available for this round of grants designated for projects that benefit Harper County.
This grant round is part of the annual commitment of nearly $200,000 by the Harper County Board of Commissioners to benefit Harper County citizens and organizations from the landfill revenue funds. Past grant recipients can be viewed on the Foundation’s website at www.harpercofoundation.org.
This year, the HCCF Board of Directors would like to invite the grant round recipients to an Awards Presentation held in conjunction with their Annual Meeting. This event will take place on Thursday, May 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Bank of Kansas Hospitality Room in Anthony. The public is invited to attend as well. Please RSVP with the Foundation Assistant at the contact options listed below.
HCCF’s Mission is focused on education, human needs, health care, community improvement or rural development. The Foundation was selected as the organization to receive, review and evaluate applications for projects based on these fields of support.
Grant applicants may seek full funding, partial funding or matching funding for projects that meet these areas of focus as well as the grant application deadline and criteria. All applicants must be not-for-profit organizations or associations. No funds will be awarded to individuals. The Foundation will accept applications postmarked by May 1, 2013. Following the evaluation of each application, awards will be announced by the Foundation prior to this year’s annual meeting held May 23rd.
Part of the criteria for all grants awarded in 2012 is to complete a final report within one year of those grants awarded on May 1, 2012. In addition, a progress report is due for those awarded during the October 1, 2012 grant round. Final Reports of completed projects and Progress Reports are required before any additional funds will be considered.
More information about HCCF as well as the grant evaluation reporting forms and application for the next grant round are all available at their newly developed website www.harpercofoundation.org. In addition, forms and guidelines may be obtained by written request directed to the Harper County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 5, Anthony, Kansas 67003, by calling Michelle Fahring, Assistant to the Foundation, at 620-840-1153 (cell phone), or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.