The City of Bethel awarded $30,831 in Community Action Grants this quarter. This money comes from the city’s alcohol tax. Twenty percent of that revenue goes toward projects intended to enhance the community’s wellbeing.
This Tuesday, the city council voted to give $25,000 to Bethel Winter House for staffing costs over the winter. Earlier this year, with state budget cuts, Bethel Winter House was worried that it would not be able to operate this winter. The council also gave $600 to Reflect Bethel, a program that applies reflective tape to people’s clothes so that they remain visible when it's dark out.
Bethel Family Clinic received $2,431 for a new alcohol and drug addiction recovery support group, and KYUK got into the mix. The public radio station received $1,300 to help produce “Yup’ik Word of the Week.” Finally, Bethel Friends of Canines received $1,500 to operate the Bethel pound.
The next application period for Community Action Grants opens on Oct. 14.