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County commission awards $115K in grants

By Staff | Jul 29, 2011

CHARLES TOWN – At a regular meeting of the Jefferson County Commission on July 7, the commission voted to award $115,000 from Fiscal Year 2011 budget to local nonprofit organizations.

The nonprofit organizations filed grant requests to the county Commission in February. The commission budgeted $115,000 from the Video Lottery Terminals (VLT) fund.

The grant requests were reviewed by the County Administrator Tim Boyde, and recommendations were made to the county commission.

Due to the difficult budget year, not all requests were given an allocation and funding may have been less than requested by other organizations. Twenty- seven grant requests totaling $275,200 were received, and 21 were awarded an allocation.

Potomac Headwaters RC&D, Inc.; Meals on Wheels; the Kiwanas; NAACP; Race Track Chaplaincy of America; Panhandle Conservation District; the Boys and Girls Club; Community Alternatives to Violence; Shepherdstown Day Care; Community Ministries; Duffields Station, Inc.; Hospice of the Panhandle; the Animal Welfare Society; the Ranson Free Clinic; Safe Haven Child Advocacy Center; Shepherdstown Care Givers; and For the Love of Children Outdoor Education Center were awarded allocations.