Hormel Foundation Grant, 2020 budget on council agenda

Published 10:30 am Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Austin City Council will rank requests submitted for funding by the Hormel Foundation Grant during its next work session on Monday.

Every year the Hormel Foundation receives requests, which they ask the council to prioritize, for grant money from various organizations in the community. The Hormel Foundation takes the council’s rankings into consideration when awarding the grants.

This year, the Hormel Foundation received grant applications for the following:

  • Austin Police Department Drone – $42,792
  • Austin Public Library’s 2020 Hotspot Data Plan – $45,000
  • Sumner and Pacelli Neighborhood Revitalization effort – $90,000
  • Targeted Area Redevelopment – $300,000
  • Todd Park Diamond Scoreboard Replacement – $40,486
  • Riverside Arena Roof Insulation – $150,000
  • Todd Park Trail Bridge Replacement – $100,000
  • Fire Prevention and Education – $5,000
  • Curling Program – $20,000
  • Energy Education in Schools – $10,300
  • Utilities Electric Car – $20,000

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Administrative Services Director Tom Dankert will also review the 2020 budget with the council during the work session.

The council’s next regular meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, in the Council Chambers located in the basement of City Hall. The work session will take place in the Council Chambers immediately following the meeting.

For a complete agenda, visit www.ci.austin.mn.us/city-council.