Legislative grants on the way for local schools
By M.J. Ellington
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MONTGOMERY — Area lawmakers chose schools, libraries and service organizations to receive the latest round of funds distributed through Legislative Community Service Grants.
Three senators, whose districts include Morgan, Law-rence and Limestone counties, gave grants ranging from $500 to more than $30,000. Most lawmakers say they will complete the process between now and the end of the state's fiscal year, Sept. 30.
Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, requested community service grant funds that were approved for the following schools:
Albert P. Brewer High School — $25,000
Austin High School — $7,500
Decatur High School — $7,500
Priceville Middle School — $6,000
West Morgan High School — $5,000
West Morgan Middle School — $5,000
Falkville High School — $5,000
Falkville Elementary School — $3,000
Hartselle High School — $3,000
Union Hill School — $2,000
Orr also has grants pending for nine libraries that the committee will consider at a future meeting.
Sen. Tom Butler, D-Madison, requested funds for grants for the following Limestone County projects:
East Limestone High School — $10,000
West Limestone High School — $5,000
Ardmore High School — $5,000
Athens High School — $5,000
Elkmont High School — $5,000
Johnson Elementary School — $2,000
Athens Intermediate School — $1,500
Brookhill Elementary School — $1,500
Cowart Elementary School — $1,500
Athens Elementary School — $1,000
Julie Newman Elementary School — $1,000
Sen. Zeb Little, D-Cullman, requested funds for grants in the tri-county area for:
R.A. Hubbard High School — $1,500
Hatton High School — $1,000
Addison High School — $500
State law allows lawmakers to distribute funds in their local districts to help schools, libraries and other organizations that provide education-related services.
House and Senate members must approve all grant applications for the 2007 state fiscal year by Sept. 30.
A committee made up of Democratic and Republican House and Senate members must review and approve all applications.
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