2018 Alpena Senior and Youth Grant Awards Finalized
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:47:51 EST
Alpena County Commissioners have finalized the Senior Citizens and Youth and Recreation grant awards.
Both programs are funded through voter approved millage of respective areas. In both cases, grant committees meet to review and screen grant applications. Recommendations of funding allocations are presented to county commissioners for final approval.
Grant awards from the senior citizen millage were approved that total nearly 5-hundred thousand dollars ($496,678.00). A good share of the funds were allocated to the Alpena Senior Citizens Center for a variety of purposes such as building maintenance and operations, meals on wheels, Medicare/Medicaid assistance and similar programs.
The Youth and Recreation Committee recommended nearly 5-hundred 50 thousand dollars ($541,756.00) be awarded in grants, which was also approved by commissioners. Chief recipients include the Plaza Pool and operators, county parks, college, public school sports teams and programs, along with a variety of other specialized projects or groups.