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Hormel Foundation hands out $325K in grants to city

The City of Austin will be receiving over $325,000 in grants from the Hormel Foundation over the coming months to be used on a number of projects throughout town.

City Council voted to accept the grants Monday evening. Initially, more than $573,000 was requested from the Hormel Foundation, but six of the 18 requests were denied.

AMCAT — Dialysis Route: $15,400

AMCAT — Work Route: 10,000

Austin Main Street Project: 100,000

Austin Fire Dept. — Smoke Detectors: 4,100

Park and Recreation — Soccer Fields: 50,000

Park and Recreation — Aeration Fountains: 3,000

Spamtown USA Freedom Fest — 15,000

Pool splash park: 40,000

Park and Recreation — Replant Trees: 20,000

Austin Public Library — Summer Reading: 8,000

J.C. Hormel Nature Center — Educational: 30,067

J.C. Hormel Nature Center — New Van: Denied

Austin Police Dept. — Defibrillators: 30,885

Engineering Dept. — Assessment: Denied

Engineering Dept. — Dehumidification: Denied

Engineering Dept. — Pond Markers: Denied

Engineering Dept. — Cedar River Dam Plaza: Denied

Administration — Green Step Program: Denied