The Bourbon County Regional Economic Development Inc., REDI, Board of Directors and Economic Development Director Rob Harrington has given out $80,000 worth of Quality of Life Grants over the past few months.
These grants were all made possible by the Bourbon County Commission and the APEX Wind Farm PILOT.
REDI back in the summer was given $125,000 to begin awarding out to the communities and non-profits across the county for quality of life projects such as parks, ball field renovations, and walking trails.
So far every community in Bourbon County that has applied has been awarded of grant.
The City of Bronson was awarded $10,000 to help renovate the Bronson Ballfields.
The City of Uniontown was also awarded $10,000 to help repair the pond out by Uniontown Schools which several of the classes use for teaching and recreation for the community.
Redfield was awarded money to repair their ball fields, and the City of Fort Scott just recently received a check to help with their new bike trail at Gunn Park.
“These grants are to help communities build up recreational opportunities for their citizens so that it continues to be a great place to raise a family. We are excited to see so much great work being done with the PILOT money from APEX Energy,” said Harrington.
“We will be awarding several more grants in the next month, and are looking forward to next year when we can hopefully expand the scope of the grant to include small infrastructure projects such as sidewalks, and ADA accessibility improvements,” he said.
The Bourbon County Regional Economic Development Inc. is a 501c-3 not-for-profit that oversees all of the economic development duties for the county and the City of Fort Scott.
If you would like to talk to Harrington about how you can help be a part of the work they are doing please feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.