TOPEKA Governor Laura Kelly today awarded $ 4.1 million to Community Service Tax Credits (CSP) to bolster the fundraising efforts of 29 nonprofits across Kansas that improve local access to quality child care, health care, education, arts and housing. The administration has continued its ongoing commitment to address the childcare shortage by including nearly $ 1 million specifically for nonprofit organizations that are boosting the supply of childcare options.
CSP tax credits have been issued in the Sunflower State since 1994. The program provides a 70% tax credit to qualified donors in rural communities (populations less than 15,000) and a 50% tax credit in larger communities. The credits are a direct deduction from the donor’s state tax liability. For example, a donor who makes a gift of $ 1,000 in a rural community receives a tax credit of $ 700 when they file their state tax, making the net cost to the donor only $ 300.
This year, CSP will assist five different provinces in building new or upgrading existing child care facilities. Communities nationwide will be assisted in their efforts to improve health care facilities or purchase new diagnostic equipment; create low-income or homeless Kansans housing options; update libraries; expand access to the arts and cultural attractions; provides new shelters for foster children and victims of domestic and sexual violence; and design innovative public meeting spaces.
“The ingenuity of this year’s award winners to improve the quality of life in their communities is impressive,” said Lieutenant Governor and Trade Secretary David Toland. “By supporting these local initiatives, the state can continue to attract new businesses to invest in Kansas. Strong communities provide a stable workforce, which benefits the entire economy. ”
Award-winning nonprofits have been selected through a highly competitive, score-based selection process. This year, 29 of the 55 projects applied received CSP funding.
CSP funding is awarded to the following organizations:
- Allen County: Hope Unlimited Inc. – Construction of a new emergency shelter facility to serve victims of domestic and sexual violence in Allen, Anderson, Neosho and Woodson counties.
- Butler County: Butler Community College Foundation – Construction of a new Culinary Arts & Hospitality Education Center for Butler Community College students.
- Chase County: Camp Wood YMCA – Relocates and expands its health center to better serve a diverse child population with chronic and more severe disabilities.
- Cheyenne County: Cheyenne Center for Creativity, CC4C – Renovation and redesign of the 202 on Washington project with a gallery, community event center and community kitchen.
- Crawford County: Colonial Fox Theater Foundation – Construction of the Colonial Fox Theater Pavilion joined the theater.
- Dickinson County: Discovery Child Care Learning Center – Build an addition to more than double the capacity of the child care center.
- Doniphan County: Doniphan Darlings, Inc. – Energy efficiency upgrades and capital improvements for the nonprofit childcare facility.
- Douglas County: GoodLife Innovations, Inc. – Build a professional family home at GoodLife’s Midnight Farm to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a rural setting.
- Ellis County: Northwest Kansas, Inc. Development Services – Revival of obsolete buildings to improve energy efficiency, access and connectivity.
- Finney County: Garden City Community College Endowment Association– Addition to the college’s visual arts building to expand programs and create new gallery space and a community event center.
- Geary County: Friends of Dorothy Bramlage Public Library – Construction of new 30,000-square-foot facility to improve the services provided to better serve the community.
- Greenwood County: Greenwood Preservation Society – Renovation of the Red Owl Building Multipurpose Community Center to provide a creative, entrepreneurial, retail and meeting space.
- Harper County: Hospital District no. 6 of Harper County– Operation of the Bringing Your Care Home mobile clinic to provide healthcare in the country and surrounding areas.
- Harvey County: Central Kansas Community Foundation – Assistance to the Newton Public Library and Foundation to build a modern library.
- Johnson County: KidsTLC, Inc. – Expansion of the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility and redesign of the existing campus.
- Kiowa County: True North Inc. – Renovation of the Haviland House to provide housing and assistance to foster care.
- Leavenworth County: Leavenworth Attainable Housing, Inc. – Rehabilitation of one house and purchase of five additional houses for the homeless or those on the verge of homelessness.
- Lyon County: East Central Kansas Mental Health Center – Purchase and refurbishment of two buildings to consolidate services in a campus environment.
- McPherson County: Marquette Learning Center – Purchase of a new HVAC system for the center.
- Nemaha County: Nemaha Valley Health Care Foundation – Renovation and expansion of Nemaha Valley Community Hospital to replace mechanical systems, enlarge the ER and add new patient rooms.
- Neosho County: Establishment of Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Inc. – Construction of the SEC Impact Center for Wellness, which will house a regional conference center, orthopedic center and occupational, physical and speech therapy center for children.
- Norton County: Norton Regional Health Foundation – Purchase a computed tomography (CT) scanner to improve patient care and quality of care.
- Russell County: Russell PRIDE, Inc. – Create the Russell Community Maker Space for people to gain exposure to and training on highly technical equipment such as a CNC router, CNC plasma cutter and laser engravers.
- Saline County: Greater Salina Community Foundation – Collaborates with the Central Plains Childcare Network, renovating a classroom in Wilson and new building in Claflin to address the shortage of childcare options.
- Sedgwick County: HumanKind Ministries Inc. – Construction of HumanKind’s homeless service and repair center to help reduce the area’s homeless population.
- Sedgwick County: Heartspring, Inc. – Provides a 24/7 childcare facility, Child and Family Learning Center, to support Heartspring employees and community shift workers.
- Sheridan County: Sheridan County Hospital – Renovation and expansion of the Emergency Department to make it code.
- Sumner County: Caldwell Area Hospital and Health Foundation – Expansion of the hospital to accommodate modern technology and services and update existing technology.
- Wabaunsee County: Kansas Rural Communities Foundation – Installation of safe, durable surface under new playground equipment at Eskridge Park Playground.