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Bunker Hill Community Center
Bunker Hill receives $108,289 KAN STEP
grant for new community center
The City of Bunker Hill will use volunteer labor from the community and $108,289
in KAN STEP funding from the Kansas Department of Commerce (Commerce) to build a
new community center. The City of Bunker Hill is located in Russell County in
central Kansas. Presently, the City of Bunker Hill does not have a community
The proposed 40' x 80' facility will house a meeting room, kitchen, restrooms
and a storage garage. It will provide meeting space for local youth
organizations, as well as provide the community with a facility to hold social
events. The total cost of the community center is $180,683, which includes
$72,394 in volunteer labor and the KAN STEP grant of $108,289.
The project architect is Donnie Marrs of DMA Architects, Salina, KS. Grant
administration will be provided by Michele Kippes of Northwest Kansas Planning
and Development. Juli Reiss is the project sparkplug. Kansas Rural Water
Association will provide inspection services and technical assistance.
KAN STEP is a self-help program that enables small communities to make major
infrastructure improvements. Local people volunteer labor and services, while
the Kansas Department of Commerce provides funding for materials and technical
services. An acronym for Kansas Small Towns Environment Program, KAN STEP gives
small Kansas communities an opportunity to do projects they couldn't otherwise
afford. The funding is provided through the federal Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) program.