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HCCF awards $371,667 in grants

The Harrison County Community Foundation has awarded $371,667 to various projects and agencies supporting Harrison County.
The largest grant awarded this round was $63,000 to the Harrison County Fire Chiefs’ Association to assist each of the nine Harrison County volunteer fire departments.
The successful spring grant applicants are:
Blue River Services ‘ $5,035 to purchase vinyl cutting system and a power washer for BR Grafix; $6,377 to replace a storage shed at the Corydon-Ramsey supervised group living home and to purchase six laptop computers; $15,000 for a Southern Indiana Transit Systems Transportation match; and $35,336 for renovations at Corydon Rainbow’s End Childcare
Corydon Central High School ‘ $9,320 for the Winter Drumline’s trip to the Winter Guard International World Championship
Corydon Intermediate School ‘ $2,640 to purchase sixth-grade camping trip supplies
Habitat for Humanity of Harrison County ‘ $20,000 for costs of building Habitat for Humanity homes No. 7 and 8
Harrison County Community Services ‘ $6,494 for Healthy People-Healthy Communities projects and $15,000 for funding of direct services (food, shelter, utilities and medical)
Harrison County Fire Chiefs’ Association ‘ $63,000 to assist with insurance costs of each of the nine Harrison County volunteer fire departments
Harrison County Land Conservation Committee ‘ $40,800 to establish conservation easements on two or more farms
Harrison County Maternal & Child Health Project ‘ $26,722 for preventive health care
House of New Beginnings ‘ $2,500 for a relapse prevention program and $15,000 to purchase a passenger van
Lanesville Community School Corp. ‘ $11,698 for the Advancing Academic Excellence program
Lanesville Heritage Weekend ‘ $42,800 to preserve the Mail Pouch Barn
LifeSpan Resources ‘ $21,694 for Meals on Wheels delivery to new Harrison County clients
Lincoln Hills Development Corp. ‘ $5,000 for Harrison County Head Start facility improvements
South Central Elementary School ‘ $15,000 for a sixth-grade study trip to Chicago
South Central Junior-Senior High School ‘ $9,976 to purchase musical instruments
The Next Step ‘ $2,275 for kitchen supplies, tables and chairs
The Community Foundation has been providing funds to support not-for-profit projects and scholarships since October 1997.
Applications for the Fall Grant Cycle will be available on the HCCF Web site after May 1. Applications for the Fall Grant Cycle will be accepted after June 1 and must be hand delivered to the HCCF Office by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, or they may be postmarked by that date.
Any agency intending to apply for future grant funding in 2009 is encouraged to attend the next HCCF grant application training scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, at 6 p.m. in the HCCF Conference Room, 1523 Foundation Way in Corydon. Anyone interested in attending the training should notify the HCCF staff by calling 738-6668 or by e-mailing Shirley Longacre at [email protected]

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