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Springfield Not-for-Profit Groups Encouraged to Apply for City Grants

Grant money has arisen as a result of Wonders of Wildlife Museum no longer receiving Hotel-Motel tax proceeds
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Springfield not-for-profit organizations, heads up:  if you promote tourism, recreation, education, or the local economy, you’re probably qualified to apply for special grants that have arisen as as result of the returned tax proceeds from Wonders of Wildlife. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.

Wonders of Wildlife, a hunting and fishing museum that’s been closed for years because of renovation, is no longer receiving money from the city’s Hotel-Motel Tax proceeds. As a result, 60% of that tax money will be reallocated through grants, according to a release from the city.

The committee overseeing that grant award process will hold a mandatory question and answer session for non-profits hoping to apply for the funds.  That meeting is Thursday, May 30, at the Creamer Arts Center (411 N. Sherman Parkway). That meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.

Non-profit groups need to download the application criteria and the letter of intent form before coming to that meeting.  You can find those documents by clicking here.

At that meeting, grant applicants can learn about the history of the tax funds, and ask questions about the grant process.

For KSMU News, I’m Jennifer Davidson.