In tonight’s work session, the Mayor and the Council will discuss this year’s community services grants to a number of local community organizations.
The purpose of the City of College Park Community Services Grant is to provide opportunities for community-based programs and projects.
The City provides these grants every year to fund programs and activities that promote enhanced community opportunities for its residents.
The City has $15,000 budgeted in FY 2012 to allocate among the applicants, and may give a maximum of $2,500 to each organization.
This year, the City received applications from 11 organizations requesting a total of $25,600, making this one of the most competitive years that the grant program has ever faced. A subcommittee has made the following recommendation to the Council to allocate the funds as follows:
- Hollywood Elementary School, for family instructional nights – $1,260 (of $2,100 requested)
- The National Museum of Language (for exhibit improvement and development) – $1,500 (of $2,500 requested)
- The Lakeland Community Heritage Project (for Lakeland Heritage Weekend) – $1,750 (of $2,500 requested)
- The American Legion Auxiliary, College Park Unit 217 (for scholarships) – $1,000 (of $2,500 requested)
- Pregnancy Aid Centers, Inc. (for food pantry program) – $2,000 (of $2,500 requested)
- Boy Scout Troop 298 (for leadership education for young men) – $1,000 (of $2,500 requested)
- Cub Scout Troop 298 (to subsidize Cub Scout program) – $1,000 (of $2,500 requested)
- College Park Woods Swim Club (for Senior Summer Day Camp) – $1,500 (of $2,500 requested)
- Girl Scout Council Unit 23-5 (f/b/o Robert Boone) (for community garden of North College Park) – $500 (of $1,000 requested)
- College Park Church of the Nazarene (for College Park community library) – $1,740 (of $2,500 requested)
- Embry Center for Family Life (for Lakeland All-Stars Basketball Program) – $1,750 (of $2,500 requested)
Please let me know if you have any comments about these grants.