Developing Community Programs in Kansas
Assisting Kansas towns in developing community education/development programs since 1979
UFM's State Outreach Program began in 1979 as the result of legislation called the Community Resource Act (CRA). Funding from this program allows UFM to assist Kansas towns in developing community education/development programs to meet the needs of their specific area. The program assists in two ways:
Mini Grants - Small matching grants ranging from $300 to $6,000 assists communities in the process of organizing community education, recreation or cultural programs using UFM's volunteer model.
Technical Assistance - Technical assistance is also available to help communities with grant applications, training on program development, volunteer recruitment, fund raising, publicity and other areas that will assist in their growth, development and stabilization.
Grant applications are due to the UFM office in the Fall each year. Grants are reviewed and awards made each Spring . For information, call (785) 539-8763, e-mail email@example.com or write to CRA, 1221 Thurston, St, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Grant Applications for 2014 funding are due by October 15, 2013.
Currently Funded CRA Communities:
For information about the Community Resource Act Program, or grant requirements, call UFM at (785) 539-8763, write at 1221 Thurston, Manhattan, KS 66502, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since its development in 1979, CRA has assisted over 100 communities with mini-grants. Here is the list of programs currently receiving assistance.
First Year Award in 2013:
1st year: Olsburg & Rural Education Opportunities (O.R.E.O.)
Funded for Second Year:
Marion County Cultural Arts & Learning Center
Funded for Third Year:
Arkansas City, Cherokee Strip Museum’s Prairie Farm
Funded for Fourth Year:
Haysville Educational Assistance partners (HEAP)