Looking North on Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Lawrenceburg City Council has approved a series of new community grants to be administered by the Dearborn Community Foundation.
The 17 grants in the Lawrenceburg Community Grant Program approved by council Monday total $847,840. Those approved grants are still subject to approval by the Dearborn Community Foundation.
According to the Dearborn Community Foundation website, the Lawrenceburg Community Grant Program is specifically for non-profit, IRS tax exempt organizations that provide a benefit, direct or indirect, to the Lawrenceburg community and Dearborn County.
The grants, according to draft minutes of the city council’s meeting:
● Aurora Park Board: $10,500 to refinish gymnasium floor and add wi-fi internet access.
● Aurora Police Department: $43,465 for new in-car computers.
● Dearborn County 4-H Club Association: $77,443 for bleachers and fire extinguishers.
● Dearborn Highland Arts Council: $25,000 for performing arts series.
● Dearborn Highland Arts Council: $2,000 for Arts Alive! Art Fair.
● Dillsboro Volunteer Fire Department: $100,000 for new rescue pumper truck.
● Greendale Fire Department: $100,000 for self-contained breathing apparatus.
● Greendale Police Department: $27,050 for new in-car computers.
● Greendale Police Department: $17,711 for rapid response equipment.
● Lawrenceburg Public Library District: $100,000 to update youth services at the library.
● Moores Hill Sparta Township Volunteer Fire and EMS: $95,200 for turn-out gear and SCBA.
● Ross Foundation Fund of the Dearborn Community Foundation, Inc.: $100,000 to support the Ross Foundation’s charitable work in the community.
● South Dearborn High School Softball: $19,995 for a press box and storage building.
● Southeastern Indiana Art Guild: $1,500 for advertising for the regional Art Show.
● Special Olympics Indiana Ripley Ohio Dearborn: $25,800 for marketing, equipment, and uniforms.
● St. Martin Catholic Church: $2,176 for playground equipment.
● Sunman-Dearborn Youth Athletic Association: $100,000 for a concession and restroom building.
Three other grant requests were denied by city council and the community foundation. They were for Greendale First Church of Christ, Dillsboro American Legion Post 292, and Fraternal Order of Eagles 2018.