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Community support grants goes back into the community

The Idaho Falls City Council will be meeting Thursday to discuss which non-profits will be getting the community support grant.

Each year, the city awards the money to various local non-profits. This year, the city council is discussing the budget and just how much each organization will be awarded.

The donated funds end up going back into the community, said Dana Briggs, the city’s economic director.

“For example, the grant supports the local arts such as the Museum of Idaho, or social services like the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center,” Briggs said.

The city’s budget for the grant comes from money collected through taxpayers.

“The community support grant has donated funds in the past to the Behavioral Health Crisis Center, and that money has then gone back into the community to serve residents and the citizens,” Briggs said.

There is an application process for organizations that are interested. It happens every spring, and funds are awarded at the beginning of the fiscal year Oct. 1.

If you’re interested in applying, visit www.idahofallsidaho.gov/.

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