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Kids Klub plans next move, Idaho County Commission to consider block grant next month

Kids Klub new facility rendering by architecture Rhonda Wemhoff

Kids Klub new facility rendering by architecture Rhonda Wemhoff

(This post was corrected at 5:15 p.m. May 5. The original post was incomplete and incorrectly implied the Free Press had attempted to contact all three Idaho County Commissioners regarding the May 3 meeting. We regret these errors. The Free Press will publish a complete report on this topic and on the May 3 commission meeting in our next print edition. -ao)

GRANGEVILLE — The Kids Klub, Inc., board is planning its next move after the Idaho County Commission withheld its support during the regular meeting last Tuesday, May 3.

Kelly Dahlquist with Clearwater Economic Development Association, along with Kids Klub, Inc., Executive Director Cindy Godfrey went before the commission to garner support to pursue a $300,000 community development block grant to aid in the program’s plan to build its own building adjacent to Grangeville Elementary School.

Kids Klub, Inc., is a youth development program that has been in existence for 20 years and includes an afterschool aspect, a preschool program and also sponsors events such as college visits for middle school students, summer camps and the yearly Missoula Children’s Theater production at Grangeville.

“I thought it was kind of a formality and I was actually surprised at how it turned out,” said Godfrey.

As the commission said they would revisit the request at the June meeting, Kids Klub will ask for a 30-minute time slot to explain the impact of Kids Klub on the community.


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