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RCCF awards over $99,000 in spring grants

Thursday, May 24th, 2018


The Republic County Community Foundation awarded over $99,000 to area organizations during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, Republic County Community Action Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Republic County, North Central Kansas Health Care Foundation Fund and Republic County Health Fund.

Recipients include:

  • City of Cuba, $19,000 to enhance safety and handicap accessibility at the Cuba Country School Museum.
  • City of Courtland, $19,000 to create safe, walkable routes to school for students.
  • Republic County/NCK Free Fair, $12,525 to replace and update two doors on the commercial building.
  • Scandia Community Club, $12,465 to purchase materials for upgrades at Scandia Park.
  • USD 426/Pike Valley FFA, $7,860 to purchase three portable welding stations and a ventilations system for the Pike Valley Vocational Agricultural Education department.
  • High Banks Hall of Fame, $5,000 to build a unique highway sign neighboring U.S. Highway 81.
  • City of Belleville, $4,923 to fund a summer intern who will prepare architectural renderings for a community center in Belleville.
  • Scandia Community Club, $4,292 to update welcome signage with current information.
  • North Central Regional Planning Commission, $3,500 to conduct a regional food system assessment in Republic County.
  • City of Belleville, Kansas, $2,688 to revitalize the Old State Roadside Park on Highway 36.
  • Belleville Community PRIDE, $2,096 to support the 2018 Ag Heritage Festival to be held in Belleville on July 7, 2018.
  • Belleville Community PRIDE, $2,000 to purchase audio equipment that will be use at community events such as parades, festivals, education seminars, and fundraising functions.
  • Republic County High School Cheerleading, $1,500 to purchase nine new uniforms for the 2018-2019 cheerleaders.
  • Pike Valley Summer Baseball, $1,200 to purchase a portable pitching mound.
  • Belleville Ball Association, $1,200 to purchase a portable pitching mound.

The foundation’s next grant cycle opens on July 15, with online applications due September 15, 2018. For more information, visit