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Republic County Community foundation awards over $138,000 in spring grants

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Republic County Community foundation awards over $138,000 in spring grants

BELLEVILLE, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Republic County Community Foundation awarded over $138,000 to 16 projects throughout Republic County. The following organizations received funding:

  • Republic County, $36,000 for updates to the fairground’s public restrooms.
  • City of Scandia, $25,000 for maintenance on the sewer system in Scandia.
  • City of Courtland, $15,000 for community center improvements.
  • Blair Center for the Arts Foundation, $15,000 to purchase outdoor movie screen equipment.
  • Republic County, $10,000 for updates to the National Bohemian Cemetery.
  • USD 426 – Pike Valley, $7,610 to expand the Agricultura Education department.
  • USD 109, $6,000 to update the livestock pens at the fairgrounds.
  • Belleville Public Library, $6,000 for updates to the library.
  • Republic County Hospital, $5,000 to purchase an additional testing module.
  • City of Belleville, $3,000 to purchase equipment and materials for the youth football club.
  • Belleville Main Street, $3,000 for summer intern housing.
  • Pawnee Mental Health Services, Inc., $2,500 to support the cost of the annual STARS camp.
  • Belleville Main Street, $2,500 to purchase lights for the Rocky Pond Christmas.
  • City of Belleville, $1,000 to support a 151st celebration in August.
  • USD 109, $750 to purchase a 3D printer for the art room.
  • USD 109, $541 to purchase an online learning platform and new performance flags for the marching band.

This round of grants was made possible by the community foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which supports projects and programs that improve the community’s quality of life.

The foundation’s next grant cycle opens July 15, with online applications due September 15, 2020. For more information, visit