County awards $150,585 in enhancement grants


The Delaware County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Thursday, awarding a total of $150,585 in Community Enhancement Grant funds this year. This is an annually available pool of money from the county’s general fund.

The projects applied for must benefit the community and cannot be used for ongoing operations. The amount of money available each year is determined during the county’s budget hearings.

Listed below are the organizations that presented their requests to the commissioners during two work sessions on April 17. The second column lists the amount requested, followed by the amount awarded in the last column.

Organization Amount Requested Amount Awarded

Central Ohio Symphony $5,000 $5,000

Delaware County Cultural Arts Center $15,000 $15,000

Delaware County Fairgrounds $6,000 $6,000

Delaware County Historical Society $40,886 $29,566.67

Delaware Speech & Hearing $13,390 $9,460

Delaware County EMA $4,200 $4,200

Hartford Croton Fair $15,600 $10,133.33

Lettuce Work Foundation Inc. $5,000 $3,333.33

Main Street Delaware Inc. $20,000 $13,333.33

People in Need $11,100 $11,100

Recreation Unlimited $11,125 $11,125

The Strand Theatre $10,000 $10,000

Stratford Ecological Center $9,000 $7,666.67

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1095 $15,000 $5,833.33

Women’s City Club $13,500 $8,333.33

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