Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund awards Caldwell Public Library $1000 grant
Scott City(February 17, 2013)- Wheatland Electric, Inc. today, announced that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1000 grant to the Caldwell Public Library.
The library submitted their request for the $1000 grant which would allow them to help fund a remodeling project at the library. The library received a grant from the Sharing Success Fund last year for the same amount for this on-going project. Specifically, the project would allow for creation of a Youth Services Area to hold children’s programming events. Phase one of the project has yet to begin but would include framing, electrical, lighting and drywall of the new space. The library estimates the project will take approximately three years to complete. That timeline is largely dependent on the amount and timing of the funding the library receives for the project.
The library moved to its current location three years ago, with the help of a Community Development Block Grant and a 0% loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. At the time of the move 2/3 of the building was remodeled, leaving the back 1/3 unfinished. The library operates on a small annual budget that is allocated for items such as books, payroll, utilities, etc. Any additional projects, like the Youth Services Area, are completely dependent on outside sources, such as the grant provided by Wheatland. Lisa Moreland, Director of the Caldwell Public Library said, "We would like to thank Wheatland Electric for continuing to support this project through the Sharing Success Fund."
The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from non-profit organizations on December 1, 2012. Wheatland Electric and CoBank each contributed an additional $5,000 to the fund in September of 2013. The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted. Non-profit groups interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund should contact the Scott Community Foundation at 620-872-3790 for further details.
Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc., a member owned distribution cooperative headquartered in Scott City, KS, was established in 1948 as a distribution and power cooperative, in the State of Kansas. Today, Wheatland Electric serves more than 33,000 electric meters in 19 different counties and maintains over 4000 miles of distribution power lines across Western and South Central Kansas. Together, with the help of our members, Wheatland Electric is committed to building a better and stronger rural America. For more information about Wheatland visit www.weci.net.