Town of Breck awards more than $1.9 million in grants to nonprofits |

Town of Breck awards more than $1.9 million in grants to nonprofits

BRECKENRIDGE – Launching the town’s 2006 grants program, Towncouncil Members J.B. Katz, Larry Crispell and Jim Lamb handed out checks worth a total of $231,423 at Tuesday’s council meeting to nonprofit groups based in the area.In all, the town estimates it will provide cash grants and in-kind services totaling more than $1.9 million to nonprofits and community programs. Additionally, the town budgeted $21,000 for two scholarship programs for 2006 for Summit High School senior and junior athletes, administered by the Breckenridge Elite Athletes organization. An additional $946,400 has been awarded to the Breckenridge Resort Chamber for townwide marketing and Friends Welcome programs. Organizations receiving 2006 funding from the town of Breckenridge include: – Advocates for Victims of Assault, $1,000 for agency support as a whole; – Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, $2,000 for scholarships; – Bristlecone Health Services, $15,750 for scholarships for low-income residents and a toximeter; – Carriage House Early Learning Center, $12,323 for capital expenditures; – CASA of the Continental Divide, $1,100 for agency support as a whole; – Colorado Avalanche Information Center, $1,300 to continue program of public safety; – Colorado West Mental Health – Summit, $5,000 to provide indigent care to low-income residents; – Early Childhood Options, $1,500 support for Financial Assistance Program for Breckenridge families; – Family & Intercultural Resource Center, $4,000 for emergency services assistance; – Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness, $100 for training of volunteers to mitigate noxious weeds; – Little Red Schoolhouse, $7,500 for capital expenditures; – Mountain Top Children’s Museum, $3,800 for children’s programs at various events and wildlife exhibit; – National Repertory Orchestra, $3,000 for various outreach programs for area NPOs; – Northwest Colorado Legal Services Project, $500 for community services; – Summit Community Care Clinic, $10,000 for operating expenses for community health center; – Summit County Dept. of Social Services, $750 for Emergency Voucher program; – Summit County Early Childhood Connections, $1,000 for new support group (exceptional children); – Summit County Preschool, $1,500 for improvements to outdoor learning areas; – Summit Prevention Alliance, $2,000 for drug-free Community Coalition activities; – Tame Foundation, $1,000 to aid in the feeding and maintenance of therapy horses; – Timberline Adult Day Services, $2,000 to support growth and awareness of services; – Summit High School Scholarships, $10,500 to seniors for post-high school education (awarded in April); – Junior Athletic Scholarships, $10,500 coordinated through the Elite Athletes organization; – Advocates for Victims of Assault, $5,000 for agency support as a whole; – Northwest Colorado Legal Services Project, $1,500 for community services; – Summit Prevention Alliance/Drunk Driving Committee, $4,500 for the Last Resort Ride;- Backstage Theatre, $8,000 for marketing productions at the Breckenridge Theatre; – Breckenridge Festival of Film, $19,000 for marketing the 2006 annual festival; – Breckenridge Music Festival, $34,900 for marketing of orchestral concerts at the Riverwalk Center; – Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, $30,000 for marketing support; – Breckenridge Resort Chamber, $946,400 for townwide marketing and guest program (Friends Welcome); – National Repertory Orchestra, $34,900 for marketing of concerts at the Riverwalk Center; – Summit Concert Band, $500 for marketing efforts; – Summit Historical Society (SHS), $1,500 for maps/placemats of Breckenridge sites; – Summit Mountain Community Fair, $500 for marketing of the 2006 fair; – Saddlerock Society, $157,642 for Barney Ford House Museum/Tin Shop operations and capital; and – Summit Historical Society, $30,000 for the SHS’s Tour Coordinator position.

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