News Release

Republic County Community foundation awards over $83,000 in spring grants

BELLEVILLE, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Republic County Community Foundation awarded over $83,000 to 15 projects throughout Republic County. The following organizations received funding:

  • Republic County, $951.17 to purchase the CoaguChek machine and test strips for the Republic County Health Department.
  • USD 426, $10,998 to purchase a bovine milking udder simulator, a virtual reality dual mig/art welding simulator, as well as new front signage for the barn and stall card holders for the interior stalls and cages of the barn for the FFA program.
  • Norway Township, $15,000 to pay for the installation and labor of the windows and coverings and additional improvements to the Norway Township Community Center.
  • Belleville Main Street, $949.99 to purchase a computer for the executive director.
  • Belleville Main Street, $5,675.62 to purchase 6 new security cameras and software for Rocky Pond.
  • Blair Center for the Arts Foundation, $8,560 to pay studio licensing for 20 movies, cover employee and facility operational costs not covered by volunteer hours, and pay for hard drive media for the “No School” Summer Movie Series.
  • City of Scandia, $5,894.77 to buy equipment and organizational supplies for the Pike Valley Softball program at the Scandia field.
  • City of Courtland, $1,658 to help purchase a batting cage.
  • Republic County Czech Club, $1,500 to purchase a laptop, software and 8 complete costumes.
  • Faithworks – Republic County Resource Council, $7,000 to support the residents of Republic County with hardship costs such as utility bills, fuel to travel to medical appointments, and vouchers at the local store.
  • City of Belleville, $10,000 to help purchase 2 high pressure SCBA air packs, 6 high pressure SCBA bottles, 2 masks for the high pressure SCBA air packs, and 2 protective bags for the air masks.
  • Pivotal Health & Wellness, $5,842.94 to purchase the following equipment specifically for senior fitness: 10 chairs with armrests, 10 chairs without armrests, dumbbells with rolling storage rack, 10 airex balance foam pads, water dispenser, and 10 aquatic dumbbell weights.
  • City of Belleville, $6,000 to purchase materials and installation labor costs for the backstops at the south ballfields.
  • Distinguished Young Women of Kansas, $3,100 to purchase stage supplies and bags and totes for storage.
  • City of Belleville, $500 to help support the fishing tournament for the Belleville Community Pride project.

This round of grants was made possible by one fund at the foundation: the Republic County Community Action Fund which supports projects and programs to address the present and future needs of Republic County.