The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that 23 nonprofit organizations will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP). Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects.
“The organizations receiving Community Service Tax Credits make important contributions to the quality of life in their communities,” Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George said. “This year’s recipients once again offer a wide array of services and programs supporting many key aspects of economic and community development in Kansas.”
Projects eligible for tax credit awards include community service, crime prevention and health care. Tax credit awards are distributed through a competitive application process. Based on the scope and cost of the proposed project, applicants may request up to $250,000 in tax credits. Applicant organizations in rural areas (less than 15,000 population) are eligible for a 70 percent credit. Applicant organizations in non-rural areas are eligible for a 50 percent credit.
The following area organizations will receive tax credits in 2015:
Coronado Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, Salina, $175,000
The Coronado Area Council will construct a technology center at Brown Memorial Camp in Abilene to embrace the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scout program emphasis. The technology center will provide a state of the art classroom for youth to explore and learn more about STEM.
Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln, $150,000
Lincoln County Hospital will use the funds generated from the tax credits to upgrade its radiology department. This will include purchasing and installing a fully digital X-ray machine. The hospital will also remodel the radiology suite to better serve its patients and staff.
Russell Child Development Center, Garden City, $160,000
Russell Child Development Center’s “Building a Brighter Future” construction project will provide a functional facility with the capacity to meet the current and future needs of the agency’s staff and the children and families it serves. The building will house a family-friendly lobby and resource library, space for outreach health provider clinics, up-to-date technology, a large conference/professional development space and functional work spaces.
Russell Development Inc., Russell, $125,000
Russell County Economic Development and the City of Russell have partnered to implement a three pronged approach to developing quality managed rentals in Russell. The tax credits will support the first step in developing this process to create an environment for moderate income rental housing.
Wilson Czech Opera House Corporation, Wilson, $220,000
The Wilson Czech Opera House was damaged by a fire in 2009. The tax credits will help restore the opera house into an open air theater that will host events ranging from concerts to weddings.