Norton County Community Foundation (NCCF) awarded $19,225 to Norton County nonprofit organizations and charitable projects in July and August. Funds were part of the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which offers financial support to qualifying and deserving projects and programs in Northwest Kansas, and the Youth Skilled Therapy Financial Assistance Fund. Grant funds supported the following projects:
Norton County Rural Fire District #2 received $17,000 for new communication equipment.
Norton Travel & Tourism received $1,625 for the Kansas Suffrage Mural Media Campaign.
Youth Skilled Therapy Financial Assistance Fund distributed $600 through its program.
According to the grant application, Norton County’s Rural Fire District #2 was in need of 800 MHz digital P25 Trunked mobile radios and intercom systems for their fire apparatuses, along with 800 MHz digital P25 Trunked portable radios for the firemen and women. “This grant will help provide a vital communication asset to our department, not only for our safety, but will also allow us to provide better aid to surrounding departments and agencies who use the same equipment,” said Kirk Persinger.
Funds for the Kansas Suffrage Mural Media Campaign will support the production of media content that will provide professional visual and audio documentation of the mural’s creation and ongoing legacy. “This media campaign will produce a time-lapsed, storytelling documentation of not just the process, but the ideas and community ties that will be an important part of sharing the work and proving the impact that a large-scale mural project can have," said artist, Erika Nelson.
“The Youth Skilled Therapy Financial Assistance Fund provides financial support for children who require skilled care in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Speech Therapy and demonstrate a financial need for such service,” said Tara Vance, NCCF Executive Director.
The guidelines and application for the Hansen Community Grant can be found on NCCF’s website at nortonccf.org. Applications are due the first day of every month to be considered for that month’s funding. For more information, please contact Tara Vance at 785.874.5106, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the NCCF office at the Heaton Building in Downtown Norton, KS, located at 112 S. Kansas Street.