A new grant and another possible grant is putting the grocery store project in Plains closer to becoming a reality.
The Community Enhancement Foundation of Plains (CEFP) recently received a $15,000 Planning Grant from the Sunflower Foundation in Topeka. Foundation president Jeanne Roberts said that money will be used to possibly do a survey or investigate options that could be done with the store.
Roberts said if the Sunflower Foundation approves of how CEFP uses that money, the foundation would be eligible to apply for a second grant worth $60,000.
Roberts said the Planning Grant was by invitation only.
“It wasn’t opened up to everybody,” she said. “They invited different non-profits or groups that they thought were doing worthwhile projects in their towns to apply for the Planning Grant.”
Roberts emphasized the Planning Grant cannot be used on shelving, equipment or stocking the store, but should CEFP receive the $60,000 grant, that money could be spent on equipment.
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