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Rising Sun Regional Foundation Awards Over $268K In Grants

Posted On July 05, 2017

Press release by the Rising Sun Regional Foundation 

(Rising Sun, Ind.) – The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $268,364 in 21 new grants in the second quarter of 2017. These grants included:

  • $10,000 to Rising Sun Municipal Utilities to reline the main sewer line along Front Street;
  • $7,500 to the Ohio County Community Foundation on behalf of the Ohio County Commissioners toward the construction of a pole barn at the animal shelter;
  • $20,000 to the Ripley County Commissioners toward the purchase of dump trucks for its highway department;
  • $25,000 to Rising Sun/Ohio County Community School Corporation toward renovations for its Project Lead the Way BioMed program;
  • $35,000 to Sunman Rural Fire Department toward the purchase of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus;
  • $6,000 to the Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department toward the purchase of radios;
  • $5,000 to the City of Aurora toward the purchase of a vehicle to be used for watering and other street department duties;
  • $4,900 to Milan Community School Corporation to create a collaborative learning environment in its Computer Science courses;
  • $18,000 to the Aurora Police Department toward the purchase of body armor;
  • $10,000 to the Milan Lions Club toward the purchase of decorations and banners;
  • $5,000 to LifeTime Resources toward the purchase of a vehicle for its Catch-A-Ride program;
  • $36,240 to Delaware Community Volunteer Fire Department toward the purchase of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus;
  • $5,000 to Safe Passage toward the purchase of a vehicle;
  • $25,000 to Rising Sun/Ohio County Community School Corporation toward renovations for its Project Lead the Way BioMed program;
  • $11,000 to Oldenburg Academy toward the purchase of updated technology equipment for its Project Lead the Way Engineering program;
  • $1,971 to St. Louis School toward the purchase of equipment for a biology course;
  • $5,000 to Gibson Theatre (Batesville) toward the construction of a handicap accessible restroom on the main floor;
  • $9,475 to the Friendship Regional Sewer District toward the purchase of a solar-powered digital ultrasonic stream flow and level meter;
  • $7,000 to Ripley County Emergency Management Agency toward the purchase of encrypted radios for law enforcement agencies in Ripley County;
  • $10,000 to the Town of Versailles to excavate, slope, and seed six fields at the soccer area; and
  • $11,278 to South Ripley Community School Corporation toward expenses associated with the start-up of a Readiness Kindergarten program.

Grant applications for the next grants cycle are due Monday, July 17 by 4:00pm. Applications can be downloaded from the RSRF website at www.rsrfonline.org, and can be emailed to risingsunregionalfoundation@gmail.com.