During the first quarter of the year, the City of Garden City accepts applications for its Community Grant and Art Grant programs as well as applications for the Alcohol Fund Advisory Committee’s (AFAC) use of Alcohol Tax Funds Program.
The State of Kansas provides to cities and counties receipts generated from a special tax on liquor sales. A third of these receipts can be used for general government purposes, a third can be credited to parks and recreation and a third is devoted to alcohol and drug treatment or prevention. To manage the portion of the funds devoted to alcohol and drug treatment or prevention, the City of Garden City and Finney County empower an Alcohol Fund Advisory Committee (AFAC) to solicit applications and make recommendations for use of the local funds. AFAC distributes these funds in a manner that enables the group to monitor effectiveness. Applicants are expected to provide a strategic description of how requested funds will be used and provide documentation throughout the year as to success in fulfilling their commitment.
The AFAC funds will be split between two different grant opportunities. Applicants can apply for both portions of the grant. Applications for both are due by February 9, 2020.
The first half of the grant money will have the same application as before. Applicants cannot request more than $6,000.
The second half of the grant money will include a new application process. This process will be done in partnership with LiveWell Finney County.
The Community Grant program is designed to systematically award funds to persons or organizations that undertake projects or begin programs that benefit the entire community or significantly benefit a targeted segment of the population. The Community Grant is intended to award money for projects or programs that would not customarily be funded through the annual City Budget, but serve to meet the identified goals and objectives of the City.
Any person, civic group, not-for-profit agency, or private entity will be considered for receiving funds, except for those that would qualify for the AFAC funds, Arts Grant funds, and those applicants that have the ability to levy funds.
The Art Grant program is designed to award funds to persons or organizations that undertake art projects or begin art programs that benefit the community. The Art Grant was established by the Garden City Commission in 2012. Any person, civic group, not-for-profit agency, or private entity will be considered for receiving funds, except for those that would qualify for AFAC funds, those that receive Community Grant funds, and those applicants that have the ability to levy funds.
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on February 9, 2020. Please mail or hand-deliver applications to: Jennifer Cunningham, Assistant City Manager, 301 N. 8th, Garden City, KS 67846. If you have any additional questions please contact Cunningham at 620-276-1157.