Every year, the City gives out grants to non-profit organizations and schools that serve City residents.

The City has $20,000 budgeted in FY 2013 to allocate among the applicants, and may give a maximum of $2,500 to each organization. Grant applications were e-mailed to previous recipient organizations on November 16 and were advertised on the City’s website (with links to the application form and criteria), character generator and in the “Municipal Scene”.

This year, the City received applications from 11 organizations requesting a total of $22,500. Applications were rated based on the grant criteria. A subcommittee including myself, Council members Dennis, Day and Mitchell has submitted a recommendation to the Council to allocate the funds as follows. All grant recipients would receive more than they received in FY12.

The National Museum of Language, Inc. Part-time paid staff member – 2,425 (of requested 2,500)
Lakeland Community Heritage Project Lakeland Heritage events – 2,425 (of requested 2,500)
American Legion Auxiliary, College Scholarships – 2,425 (of requested 2,500)
Park Unit 217 pageant participants – 2,425 (of requested 2,500)
Pregnancy Aid Centers, Inc. Food pantry program – 2,425 (of requested 2,500)
Boy Scout Troop 298 Leadership education for young men 1,500 (of requested 2,500)
Cub Scout Pack 298 Subsidize cub scout program 2,425 (of requested 2,500)
College Park Woods Swim Club Senior summer day camp – 2,425 (of requested 2,500)
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Safe Haven program 500 (of requested 500)
College Park Church of the Nazarene College Park community library – 1,950 (of requested 2,000)
Embry Center for Family Life Lakeland All-Stars basketball – 2,425 (of requested 2,500)