Thursday, 26 September 2013
Monday night, the Franklin Board of Aldermen met to discuss allocating funds to area non-profits. Twelve organizations applied for grants through the town's community funding pool for services that have become crucial to the community.
Originally, the requests made by the non-profits totaled $68,829.25, $28,829.25 more than the $40,000 allocated by the town for the community funding pool. Aldermen met Monday night to weigh in on each grant request and to trim the requests down to meet the predetermined allocation.
Organizations seeking funding from the town are required to meet a certain criteria before being eligible for town grants. The organization must be a non-profit; funding provided will not be given on a reoccurring basis; the organization must meet the public purpose doctrine; and all of the awarded funding must be spent within the fiscal year. Organizations cannot receive more than $5,000.