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Published March 05, 2013, 03:52 PM

Finance Committee Continues Arts Funding Discussion

The Grand Forks Finance Committee will continue discussion regarding arts grant funding for five organizations later this month. City Councilmen have argued the Greater Grand Forks Historical Society, Moutainbrooke Recovery Center, Valley Memorial Homes, Development Homes Inc and the LISTEN Center did not meet the eligibility requirements.

The Grand Forks Finance Committee will continue discussion regarding arts grant funding for five organizations later this month. City Councilmen have argued the Greater Grand Forks Historical Society, Moutainbrooke Recovery Center, Valley Memorial Homes, Development Homes Inc and the LISTEN Center did not meet the eligibility requirements.

Guidelines for granting funds say the organization's mission statement must be directly related to the arts. Executive director of NOVAC Marie Strinden says the program has granted funding to more than ten "non-arts" organizations since 2001.

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