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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 7:19 pm

The Madison City Commission gave authorization on Monday to Mayor Marshall Dennert to sign forms that will help the Domestic Violence Network and Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership apply for grants that will help fund the local nonprofit organizations.

When the two applications were discussed by the city commissioners, Christy VanDeWetering, Domestic Violence Network executive director, and Eric Kunzweiler, ICAP planning director, offered more information about their organizations’ efforts to apply for the funding from the Emergency Solutions Grant program.

The grant applications are typically sent to the South Dakota Housing Authority for approval. The grant process requires that a local government organization provides certification for the applications.

VanDeWetering told the commissioners that DVN officials were asking for a grant that would provide about 10% of DVN’s annual budget.

Commissioner Jeremiah Corbin asked VanDeWetering if the Domestic Violence Network, which provides shelter and assistance for domestic-abuse victims, had made the grant application on an annual basis. VanDeWetering made an affirmative reply and added that the effort was “always successful.”

Kunzweiler told the commissioners that ICAP planned to use any grant funding to assist persons at great risk of becoming homeless and persons who are homeless. The information provided to the commissioners said that ICAP officials typically requested about $80,000 from the grant providers.

Kunzweiler said ICAP’s application for an Emergency Solutions Grant was also an annual effort made by the nonprofit organization.