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Garfield County awards discretionary grants

Garfield County Administration
108 8th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

August 14, 2017

Nearly $34,000 goes to local nonprofit organizations

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - Garfield County announced its third-quarter discretionary grant awards on Monday. All told, $33,750 was awarded to local nonprofits and governmental organizations out of the $41,150 requested from applicants.

From the discretionary fund, Garfield County 4-H received $5,000 to participate in the state’s National Shooting Sports Competition, and the Garfield County 4-H Council was awarded $2,250 to attend the National 4-H Western Round-Up and to compete in a national parliamentary procedure contest.

The Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce received $5,000 toward its annual Hometown Holiday event; the Glenwood Springs Downtown market was awarded $3,500 for holiday events and marketing; and the Roaring Fork Mountain Biking Association rode away with $5,000 toward expanding local trail systems and operations.

Other allocations included: $1,000 to Mountain West Gives to promote Colorado Gives Day (Human Services grant); $3,000 for the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program to support radio programs in local schools (education grant); $4,000 for the Glenwood Springs Branch of Home Care of the Grand Valley (Human Services grant); and the True Media Foundation received $5,000 toward mentoring local students in digital media production (education grant).

Approximately $15,000 is remaining for the fourth quarter grant cycle. Grants totaling $32,000 were awarded in the first quarter of 2017, and $24,500 in the second quarter, out of $94,000 budgeted for the year. A $12,500 surplus from the Human Service Mini-Grant was also added to the discretionary fund this year.

Renelle Lott
Chief Communications Officer
Garfield County
108 8th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970.366.2275 cell

Garfield County Administration
108 8th Street, Suite 101
Glenwood Springs, CO  81601

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