SYLVAN GROVE — The Post Rock Community Foundation is accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications open Aug. 1 and are due Oct. 1, 2020.
Recently, with the support from a Post Rock Community Foundation grant, the Hunter Economic Development Corporation was able to purchase a community sign. The new sign is located at the corner of Highway 181, 1st Street and Main Street for maximum visibility.
"The community sign has become a focal point of Main Street, in Hunter, Kansas. The sign has allowed us to reach and be a small part of everyone in town and the outside communities lives. People ask me almost every day about our community sign and how it came to be, and comment about what an asset to the community it is," said grantee Steven Schneider.
This year, more than $91,000 is available to charitable projects within the Post Rock service area, which includes Lincoln County and all communities served by USD 298 and 299. This cycle will fund local community projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:
•Programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.
•Projects that improve the quality of life for Post Rock area residents.
•Projects that support the public health of Lincoln County and those served by USD 298 and 299.
•Projects that support USD 299 and the economic growth and development within the boundaries of USD 299.
Funding for the fall grant cycle is provided by the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Post Rock Community Action Fund, the Post Rock Healthy Living Fund/Kansas Health Foundation Fund, and the Sylvan Area Fund.
Grants are limited to communities in the Post Rock service area and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations, government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 1. Complete funding criteria and the grant application are available at http://postrockcf.org/search-apply-for-a-grant.