TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) – Nearly 30 Kansas nonprofits have received community service tax credits.
Governor Laura Kelly said 26 Kansas nonprofits will get more than $ 4 million in community service tax credits to enhance and enhance fundraising efforts for education projects , health care, child care and housing.
“The Community Service Tax Credit program is a great tool we can use to support nonprofit organizations in our state and strengthen the essential services they provide to their communities,” Governor Kelly said. “My administration will continue to pursue innovative initiatives such as CSP to improve Kansan access to quality education, health care, child care and housing in order to make Kansas the best state in the country for families and children. companies. “
According to Governor Kelly, the CSP program provides a 70% tax credit to qualified donors in rural communities of less than 15,000 residents and a 50% credit is given to larger communities. For example, she said that a donor who donates $ 1,000 to a rural community will get a $ 700 tax credit when they file state taxes, so the net cost for the donor is only $ 300. She said the CSP will distribute $ 1 million in scholarships for childcare and early childhood development projects, especially for services to Kansans under the age of 5.
Governor Kelly said the CSP is a highly competitive program. She said the winning nonprofits were chosen through a competitive scoring-based selection process.
According to the Governor of Kansas, in 2021, 26 of the 55 requested projects received CSP funding. She said this represents 47% of the total funds requested.
“When it comes to economic and community development, quality of life must be a priority,” said Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland. “Helping ensure that people have the amenities they need in their communities is one of the best ways to maintain a growing, vibrant and stable economy with a motivated and motivated workforce. Programs like the CSP are a great way to help achieve this result for our state. “
According to Governor Kelly, the following organizations will receive funding:
- Atchison County: Atchison County Community Schools Education Foundation – Construction of a multi-purpose facility of 8,400 square feet to meet the many needs present in their community.
- Barton County: Golden Belt Community Foundation – Construction of a 4,100 square foot building that will house the Advancing Barton County Child Care Development Center.
- Butler County: Flinthills Services, Inc. – Renovations to a 4,800 square foot facility, including removal of walls, new flooring, addition of a disabled-accessible shower, specialty furniture, kitchen renovations, signage and exterior fencing and gravel work.
- Cowley County: William Newton Memorial Hospital – Purchase and installation of a new call system, offering better communication and increased efficiency in patient care.
- Douglas County: Elizabeth B Ballard Community Center, Inc. – Updated building wide HVAC upgrades that will provide better ventilation, better air filtration and better clean air for the daycare and community center.
- County of Finney: High Plains Housing Development Corporation – Initial seed funding for the construction of 3D printed concrete houses – a first in Kansas.
- Geary County: Aging Well, Inc. – Construction of three small houses that will provide long-term care to a total of 36 elderly people (12 elderly people in each house), with a fourth small house planned to provide assisted living services to 14 elderly people .
- County of Greeley: County of Greeley Health Services, Inc. – The financing of the G + Children project, an initiative designed to meet the child care needs of Greeley County health workers and other local residents.
- Harvey County: Kidron Bethel Retirement Services, Inc. – Construction of a new community space / chapel to resolve overcrowding and program disruption in the current space.
- Johnson County: Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City, Inc. – Installation of an 11,000 square foot multifunctional building to house several components designed to equip people with Down’s syndrome of all ages and their caregivers.
- Johnson County: Friends of JCDS, Inc. – The purchase and renovation of two properties for affordable and accessible housing needs, serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- County of Labette: Labette Foundation for Health – Expansion of the Independence Healthcare Center, including a pharmacy, an expanded laboratory, an ultrasound room, a conference room, home care, a physiotherapy department and 19 additional examination / intervention rooms.
- Department of Lyon: Conseil des Arts Emporia – Construction of the EAC Innovation Laboratory and modernization of its classrooms and theater.
- County of Lyon: Hetlinger Developmental Services, Inc. – The construction of a new greenhouse equipped with automated systems at the cutting edge of technology, including irrigation, shading and ecological operations, which will allow the people served to participate in horticulture and gardening activities.
- McPherson County: Sprout House Learning Center Inc. – Establish a specially designed daycare to accommodate 67 children in the first phase, which will allow them to move their program from several makeshift spaces into an attractive space with room to grow and develop the program.
- Montgomery County: Caney Valley Agape Network, Inc. – A new sustainable facility to provide quality products to a greater number of beneficiaries and help local neighbors in distress.
- Norton County: Valley Hope Association – A new extended treatment program combined with low-cost housing will increase the capacity of the existing treatment center from 26 to 35.
- Reno County: Cosmosphere, Inc. – Funding of iWonderSTEM Virtual educational content, designed to give 48 underserved schools a chance to experience the cosmosphere.
- County Rooks: Solomon Valley Manor – Creation of a new long-term care facility that will include private rooms and private bathrooms / showers.
- Saline County: CKF Addiction Treatment, Inc. – Expand telehealth treatment services to hospitals statewide to reach additional clients, while continuing to provide services from their homes once they are discharged.
- Salina County: Christian Association of Young Men of Salina – Addition of outdoor pavilions with toilets to allow the expansion of services at their preschool education center, as well as after-school and summer day camp programs approved for elementary school students.
- Sedgwick County: Wichita Catholic Charities – A new 30,661 square foot building to serve up to 200 adult participants with intellectual or developmental disabilities, as well as seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
- Sedgwick County: The League 42 Foundation – Construction of the Youth Education Center. The center will include 25 computer stations to be at the heart of the educational programming offered by Ligue 42.
- Seward County: Kismet Public Library Foundation – Establishment of a secure community room for the use of the public during severe weather phenomena.
- Shawnee County: Friends of Topeka Zoo, Inc. – Build a new modern 10,000 square foot giraffe facility for the zoo’s giraffe herd.
- Wyandotte County: Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation – A new 114,387 square foot downtown community education center to serve as an anchor institution in Kansas City, Kansas.
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