NEBRASKA CITY – Otoe County commissioners have formed a committee to establish guidelines for a keno grant fund.
Board Chairman Jerad Sornson said keno revenue has provided tax relief from its inception and the fund has grown so that Otoe County commissioners are now comfortable with providing funds for community betterment.
Sornson: “We’re just wanting to set it to where everybody who comes in looking for keno funds, we want to have limits of where we’re at. Whether we give away $10,000 or we stop at $30,000 per year or … that’s what the committee is going to work on, what’s best for the community.”
A draft of the county disbursement policy says funds can be used for education advancement, to foster athletics, community beautification, civic events and programs that reduce suffering and provide for the needy.
Keno grants have previously been pledged this year for the
Court Appointed Special Advocate program and the Syracuse pool bath house.