Sci-Quest, NACH, Among Organizations To Get City Funding

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - After weeks fighting for city funding, a handful of Huntsville non-profits are going home with the money they requested.

At Thursday's council meeting the Huntsville City Council approved funding for four organizations:

  • Sci-Quest, $25,000
  • North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless, $40,000
  • Alabama A&M Lewis Crews Classic, $37,000
  • and Partnership for a Drug Free Community, $11,000

From the long list of non-profits hoping for funding, the council chose the organizations they felt have the biggest impact on the community.

"While there are other organizations doing great things, these to me are some that stood out the most," said Councilman Will Culver. "We wish we could have funded all of them, because they are all incredible. But these are really very essential for us to fund."

The money comes from funds left over from Fiscal Year 2012. While the exact amount is still undetermined, the council has plans to also use the money to buy more fleet for the fire and police departments, as well as public works.

Culver hopes they can reassess the budget mid-year and determine if funding is available for some of the organizations who went home empty-handed Thursday night.

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