Lawmakers expand, rename grant program
Oct 29, 2015 5:54 am
Jim Planck is reporting in The Daily Mail the youth grant program administered and funded by the Greene County Legislature has been expanded. The Legislature voted at its regular meeting this month to expand the program to include support for senior and veteran groups. According to the adopted resolution, the existing program has greatly benefited county youth, and it was widely believed that other groups and organizations could do with similar financial assistance. The expanded program will be renamed the Wayne C. Speenburgh Greene County Legislature Grant Program. Speenburgh, the former Legislature chairman, created legislation in 2007 to fund a youth grant program using 20 percent of the profit derived from the county's annual sale of foreclosed properties. Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden said to qualify, a grant recipient must be a certified not-for-profit group. All funds awarded go directly to programs. The county accepts proposals on a rolling basis. Applications are available for download at Greene Government [dot] com. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.