City Non-Profit Grant Awards Delayed Until August

Jay Barrett/KMXT

Thursday night the Kodiak City Council put off for three weeks approving its yearly grants for local non profit organizations, finding they needed more information from some. 

The four organizations the council would like to interview in person are the Red Cross, Kodiak Public Broadcasting, The Salvation Army and Hope Resources. 

City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski pointed out they are among nearly two dozen applicants asking for city support this year.

“This year the city received 23 applications; they were all complete and on time. The total requested amount is $215,634.60. That is more than $65,000 over the budgeted amount, which is $149,000.”

Kniaziowski explains how the $149,900 available for grants is derived. 

“Each year as you’re aware the council provides a grant program available to local non profits. And the grant amount is calculated based on one percent of general fund revenues after all the fund balance appropriations have been made.”

Mayor Pat Branson said representatives from the four groups will be interviewed on August 11, with the non-profit funding resolution coming up again on August 13.

In the interest of full disclosure, Kodiak Public Broadcasting is the owner of KMXT radio.

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