'Celebrate Kent!' Grant Money Recommendations
Kent City Council votes to accept city staff recommendations; final vote in two weeks
Kent City Council voted this week to accept the recommendations of city staff for grant awards for the Celebrate Kent! grant program.
The city received almost $37,000 in grant requests this year. A total $30,000 is available for disbursement.
The money is not directly given to the sponsors of the event. Rather, event organizers will be reimbursed after receipts are turned in.
Council will vote during its regular committee meeting later this month to finalize the awards.
The groups, their requests and recommended awards break down as follows:
|Project Title||Sponsoring Organization||Recommended award||2012 Request||2011 award|
|'Discover Downtown' 2011 Kent State welcome weekend||Kent Area Chamber of Commerce||$800||$850||$750|
|Kent State Folk Festival||WKSU 89.7 FM||$10,000||$10,000||$10,000|
|Grill for Good||Kent Jaycees||$800||$1,000||$700|
|'Made in Kent' series||Kent Historical Society||$1,500||$2,900||$1,200|
|Who's Your Mama Earth Day festival||Standing Rock Cultural Arts||$5,000||$5,000||$5,000|
|D.I.C.E. Events (6 total)||Standing Rock Cultural Arts||$5,000||$5,000||$5,000|
|Kent Blues Fest (2nd annual)||Crooked River Fine Arts Council||$1,700||$3,000||$1,500|
|Taste of Kent||Western Reserve Folk Arts Association (WRFAA)||$5,350|
|Up from the River Music Festival||WRFAA||$0.00||$3,970||$0.00|
|Downtown Kent Ghost Walk||WRFAA||$700||$710||$500|
|Music @ the Market; Market Mural Project||Haymaker Farmers Market||$1,000; $2,500||$1,300; $3,000||n/a|
|Kent Community Dinner||All Together Now Inc.||$1,000||n/a||n/a|