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Carter County Community Fund Awards Second Annual Grants

The Carter County Community Fund of the Foundation for the Tri-State Community is pleased to announce its 2015 grant recipients:


CARTER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY…………………………………………………..$500.00
IT WAS A BOOK FIRST
This grant will enable the Library to purchase DVDs for their summer literacy program designed to connect films to the books that inspired them.  The goal is to engage students and their families by instructing them on the correlation between the two art forms with the hope it will lead to increased interest in reading.  In addition to utilizing their own facilities for these programs, the Library also hopes to take the program into venues throughout the county.

CITY OF OLIVE HILL………………………………………………………………………$1,000.00
POLICE COMPUTER UPGRADE
The City of Olive Hill will purchase two desktop computers for the Police Squad Room and upgrade the software on the notebook computers in the patrol vehicles.  Current systems are 12 years old and operate on Windows XP, which Microsoft no longer supports.  Upgrading the laptops with new software and memory will extend their life for 3-5 years, while replacing the squad room desktops is the most cost effective option.  Project total is estimated at $3,543.  City will also apply for $1,000 FIVCO grant and cover remainder of total with general funds.

FRIENDS OF THE CARTER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY……………………………$600.00
BRIDGING THE RURAL DIGITAL DIVIDE
The Friends will receive funding to purchase equipment and software to be used for increasing digital literacy in Carter County.  They are partnering with Sarah’s Place to offer a basic computer course.  The project is estimated to cost a total of $3,023.00.

GRAHN SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTER……………………………………………….$650.00
FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM
Grahn School Community Center seeks to increase high school graduation rates and create more stable families by encouraging childhood literacy.  Their program will offer after school tutoring as well as a Family Literacy Camp in July.  Family Literacy Camp will provide classes for children as well as programs for their guardians who are required to attend along with their child.  Funding is specifically provided for purchase of new laptop, projector, and screen.

GRAYSON GALLERY AND ART CENTER………………………………………………….$400.00
CARTER COUNTY COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Grayson Gallery is acting as fiscal agent for Carter County Community Partners, an organization without IRS 501(c)(3) status.  CCCP is acting as an umbrella organization for 10 subject specific committees working to improve quality of life in the county.  The project expense is for IRS filing fees.

OLIVE HILL COUNCIL FOR PLANNING AND RESTORATION…………………………..$660.00
THE GALAXY PROJECT
OHCPP is acting as fiscal agent for The Galaxy Project, an organization without IRS 501(c)(3) status.  The Galaxy Project has been working for the last 4 years to develop a plan for a youth center in Olive Hill.  Extensive research and planning have led them to form a state registered non-profit, and their final step before moving into the implementation phase.  Their project expense is for IRS filing fees.

OLIVE HILL COUNCIL FOR PLANNING AND RESTORATION…………………………..$160.00
FIELD DAY- A CULTURAL HERITAGE EVENT
OHCPP is partnering with Olive Hill Trail Town and West Carter Future Farmers of America to sponsor a field day event promoting farming and performing arts.  The event would include a traditional music contest, and funds are available for sound system rental and printing.

OLIVE HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY……………………………………………………..$530.00
COMPUTERS FOR “THE HILL
Olive Hill Historical Society wishes to create a computer lab for their community education program, but their outdated computers are too old to be compatible with current operating systems.  This grant would help provide 2 computers with the Microsoft Office Suite and 2 printers.  Additionally, the computers would be used to support the OHHS daily business tasks.                          

PROJECT MERRY CHRISTMAS……………………………………………………………..$500.00
PROJECT MERRY CHRISTMAS
Project Merry Christmas aims to provide Christmas items for children under the age of twelve.  This grant would contribute toward purchase of clothing, shoes, toys, and Christmas dinner supplies for the organization’s yearly Christmastime distribution.