Town Receives Grants
In early August our Town Council began the process of applying for a monetary grant from the Johnson County Community Foundation. The Johnson County Community Foundation was established twenty-five (25) years ago. The foundation’s primary goal is to support causes that matter and make a difference in each of our county’s communities. The foundation staff helped our team navigate through the process of applying for the grant. Their assistance is greatly appreciated.
On September 29, representatives of our Town Council received a check from the Foundation for $10,000.00 to be used to purchase life-saving defibrillators (AED’s). Our grant request specifically asked for AEDs to be used in the police vehicles because our police officers are the first responders for EMS/Fire runs an average of nine (9) times per month. Our current AEDs are still operational but are over eight years old. The older AED’s will still be available for use for emergencies in our community.
The entire process of securing this grant was a team effort of our Town Council members, Police Chief Greg Southers and our Clerk-Treasurer Karen Harrison.
The grant from the Johnson County Community Foundation is the second grant we have received this year. Our Town was also awarded from Indiana Department of Transportation. This grant was a matching funds grant specifically designated for the repairs of some of the Town’s thoroughfares.
Applying for this grant was also a team effort with contributions from Town Council Member Mike Gallamore, Street Superintendent Dion Walter, Clerk-Treasurer Karen Harrison and Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Donna Von Schriltz. Thanks to everyone who worked on these grants.