TOPEKA -- The Kansas Department of Commerce has awarded 16 nonprofit organizations around the state Community Service Tax Credits (CSP). Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for several different projects which have made a significant impact on the lives of Kansans - including health care, services for children and families, crime prevention, youth apprenticeship, and job training.
“Non-profit organizations are extremely important for the livelihood and well-being of Kansans, as well as our state economy,” said Robert North, Interim Secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce. “We are pleased to offer Community Service Tax Credits to deserving organizations in order to help them continue providing their invaluable services to our citizens.”
Tax credit awards are distributed through an application process that consistently sees a high volume of applicants. Based on the needs of the proposed project, applicants may request up to $250,000 in tax credits. Applicant organizations in rural areas (with less than 15,000 in population) are eligible for a seventy percent credit. Applicant organizations in non-rural areas are eligible for a fifty percent credit.
Tax credits for 2018 have been awarded to the following organizations:
The Community Enhancement Foundation of Plains, Meade County, $62,572.92
A local grocery store that provides prescription pick up and grocery delivery for elderly and/or disabled residents. In addition, they will include a commercial kitchen to prepare precooked meals and give citizens other options outside of fast food.
KVC Health Systems, Inc. / Sub Applicant: KVC Foundation, Inc., Sedgwick County, $250,000
They will open a new Children’s Psychiatric Hospital in Wichita to help kids ages 6-18 who are struggling with suicidal thoughts and actions, as well as depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse.
McPherson County Community Foundation / Sub Applicant: Canton Township Carnegie Library, McPherson County, $250,000
Built in 1921, Canton Township Carnegie Library is the last Carnegie Library to ever be constructed. The project will include preservation issues for the original building, as well as a new addition that will address the need of accessibility, safety, and additional program space for children and adult patrons.
Emporia Community Day Care Center, Inc., Lyon County, $210,000
ECDCC is addressing the issue of child care head-on, caring for children age 2 weeks to 6 years. They plan to renovate the 2nd level of their current building to provide more space for more kids.
Memorial Home, Inc. dba Pine Village, McPherson County, $250,000
This credit will go toward upgrading and expanding the kitchen to provide more storage space. The dining room will be expanded to provide more seats.
Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, Inc. (formerly the Homer B. Reed Adjustment and Training Center), Ellis County, $250,000
Upgrades are needed in facilities across seven counties in order to make them energy efficient and handicap accessible for families and/or individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Linn Community Nursing Home, Inc, Washington County, $136,392.73
Plans include upgrading a generator, furnace/air conditioning, and plumbing.
Greeley County Health Services, Inc., Greeley County, $135,700
Purchase upgraded equipment to assist on the delivery of care for the rural and frontier patients.
Labette Community College Foundation and Alumni Association / Sub Applicant: Labette Community College, Labette County, $250,000
This organization wishes to expand and majorly renovate their current gymnasium into an Athletic and Wellness Complex. Labette was ranked near the bottom of the 2018 Kansas County Health rankings and are trying to address the issue.
Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation / Sub Applicant: Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, Montgomery County, $250,000
Will purchase new equipment that will enhance the patient care.
Seward County Community College Foundation, Seward County, $250,000
The new Allied Health Center will allow them to move all programs and class into one building. Also, this gives them the infrastructure to handle modern medical equipment.
Sheridan County Hospital dba Sheridan County Health Complex, Sheridan County, $145,000
Reconfigure and upgrade outdated patient rooms to bring them to ADA standards.
Friends of JCDS, Inc, Johnson County, $80,000
Plans include building two new five-bedroom homes specifically designed to meet the accessibility needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
McPherson County Community Foundation / Sub Applicant: Marquette Learning Center, McPherson County, $215,000
Renovations are planned for an old schoolhouse building to turn it into a daycare faculty along with addressing the outdoor play space as required by KDHE.
The Salvation Army of Dodge City, Ford County, $250,000-
Tearing down the old facility and replacing it with a new crops community center that will feature a gymnasium, food pantry, emergency disaster center, office space, meeting rooms, chapel, and educational programs.
Roots & Wings Foundation / Sub Applicant: Rosewood Services. $250,000
The foundation will renovate an existing building that will add room for a print shop, industrial kitchen, classroom, and location for job training. The multi-purpose facility will allow for growth and expansion of programs to those with intellectual and developmental disability.