Several area communities and schools will benefit from long running “going green” grant funds, allocated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Bureau of Waste Management(Play Audio :14 seconds)
That's spokesman Jonathan Larance who says the funds actually come through two separate sources, including the Green Schools Grants, which have been provided over the past five years(Play Audio :17 seconds)
The second source of funding comes through Waste Tire Recycling Grants, which have been utilized for the past six years(Play Audio :25 seconds)
Under the Green School initiative, grants ranging from just over 2-hundred-dollars to 45-hundred, were awarded to 26 schools across Kansas, totaling more than
Local schools receiving funding include Centralia where 45-hundred dollars will be spent to purchase composting equipment.
The Valley Falls School receives 632-dollars to be used to purchase new equipment, while the Wamego Middle School receives 45-hundred-dollars for the purchase of composting equipment and supplies, recycling containers and collection carts.
More than 375-thousand-dollars was awarded in Waste Tire Recycling Grant funds, with Atchison County receiving 1-thousand-576-dollars to be used to purchase four park benches and four plastic tables.
2-thousand-812 dollars will purchase loose fill rubber mulch for use in Marshall County, where a 2-thousand-880 square foot landscaping project will be conducted at the Marshall County Courthouse.
And 478-dollars is designated for use by Jackson Heights USD 335. The school district will purchase four 6 foot park benches for the Jackson Heights Middle School.