Kodiak Island Borough’s work session agreed on Thursday to cut some $100,000 from its nonprofit grants for fiscal 2015, which begins on July 1.
“The total amount of non-profit funding for FY 2013-14 funding was $398,000. The applications for FY 2015 totaled $476,591. Thus our initial goal was to cut over $100,000,” the borough said in memo.
The first stage was to eliminate late or incomplete applications.
Nonprofits losing their grants for missing information included the Humane Society of Kodiak ($6,000), Kodiak Head Start ($9,000), Salvation Army of Kodiak ($10,000), Threshold Services ($10,300), the Kodiak Maritime Museum ($10,391) and the American Red Cross ($7,101).
The borough disqualified the Kodiak Girl Scouts ($1,000) and the Kodiak Area Special Olympics ($7,000) because their applications were late.
Funding was also reduced for the Alutiiq Heritage Museum, public radio station KMXT and the Kodiak Area Native Association. The Alutiiq Heritage Museum saw its grant request reduced from $24,348 to $19,041. KMXT’s $12,000 request was halved to $6,000. KANA could receive $10,000 as opposed to a requested $15,000.
Organizations receiving requested funding levels include the Brother Francis Shelter ($70,000), Hope Community Resources ($5,500), Hospice and Palliative Care of Kodiak ($20,000), Island Trails Network ($9,586), Kodiak Arts Council ($16,500),
Kodiak Community Health Center ($20,000), Kodiak Island Food Bank ($45,120),
Kodiak Soil & Water Conservation District ($7,300), Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center ($60,000), Marian Center Inc. ($5,000), Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center ($25,000), Senior Citizens of Kodiak ($45,000), Kodiak Historical Society ($9,945) and Kodiak Area Transit System ($25,000).
The borough added that current figures project some $10,000 extra for funding projects throughout the coming fiscal year. It also requested that an additional second application period be opened up for nonprofits seeking in-kind donations.
“We were pretty strict this year because we had so much money we had to cut,” said Borough Assembly Member Chris Lynch.
She added that the borough is looking to finalize its budget at the June 19 regular meeting.