Latest News – January 10
LC Build a Generation Awards $25,650 in Grants
Lake County Build a Generation announced on Jan. 8, the grant recipients for its Winter 2014 round of Mini Grants. The Lake County Build a Generation Steering Committee was able to award $25,650 in LiveWell Leadville and Youth Master Plan Mini Grants. Awardees are as follows:
Lake County School District’s Health and Wellness and Food Services Departments: The Lake County School District was awarded a $1250 grant to identify strategies to improve the health and financial sustainability of its universal breakfast program.
Lake County Public Health Agency: The Lake County Public Health Agency received a matching $1740 grant to put a Weigh and Win kiosk at the Lake County Public library. This kiosk will allow community members to earn money by committing to healthier life choices through the Weigh and Win program.
Cloud City Wheelers: The Cloud City Wheelers received a $2,000 grant to purchase the equipment to groom single-track trails for winter fat bike riding.
West Park Elementary School Wellness Committee: The Wellness Committee was awarded a $5,000 grant to build a new playground at the West Park Elementary School.
Lake County Recreation Department: The Lake County Recreation Department received a $5,000 grant to help run the Rockies Rock Summer Program in partnership with the Lake County School District.
Lake County School District’s Family Liason Team: The Lake County School District’s Family Liason Team received a $967 grant to help with start-up costs for their project to sell scratch-cooked meals at Lake County School District events.
Cloud City Conservation Center (C4): C4 was awarded a $4824 grant to provide free energy audits and home savings kits to local low-income families.
Full Circle of Lake County: Full Circle was awarded a $1185 grant to provide Restorative Justice training to potential program volunteers.
Lake County School District’s Project Dream: Project Dream was awarded a $3684 grant to provide after-school music programming for 5th and 6th grade students.
Lake County Build a Generation recognizes the funders who have provided the money for this round of mini grants: LiveWell Colorado, the Colorado Trust, the Mountain Morning Co-op and the El Pomar Foundation. Many thanks also to the members of the Lake County Build a Generation Steering Committee—Greg Labbe, Becca Katz, Annie Livingston-Garrett, Andrea Carlstrom, Kristal Bertonneau, Colleen Nielsen, Janeen McGee, Dolores Semsack, Abby Long, and Jackie Duba—who reviewed applications.
Two more rounds of Mini Grants will be awarded in 2015. For more information, please visit www.lcbag.org and click on the “Grants” tab.