Kubota Selects Two Southern Sites as Grant Program Finalists
Kubota Tractor Corporation identified the top five finalists in its inaugural Hometown Proud Grant Program.
Now the public can vote to help Kubota determine the recipient of $100,000 and use of Kubota equipment to refresh or revitalize a community project on a public space.
The company launched the program in March. The first-ever community revitalization grant program called on all cities, towns, municipalities and nonprofits in the nation to apply for a chance to win.
Applications featured parks, playgrounds, sports fields, rodeo and community arenas, to name a few.
Nearly 400 entries were received from nearly every state in the country, demonstrating diverse needs from communities big and small. Each application was reviewed, scored, and then paired with a local Kubota dealer as the local dealer of choice within each community.
Five finalists were selected, and now the public can pick a winner! The community project with the highest combined score from points and votes will be awarded the grant during summer 2021.
Details on the five “Hometown Proud” finalists:
- Bexar County Junior Livestock Show, San Antonio, Texas – The Bexar County Junior Livestock Show and Auction (BCJLS) has been serving the community for nearly 60 years and is seeking funding to make much-needed improvements to their facility, such as providing ADA-compliant access to buildings via sidewalks throughout the property, which is critical as BCJLS serves many children with special needs.
- Wayne County Ag Center, Collinwood, Tennessee – Wayne County Government is constructing Wayne County Agricultural Center (AG Center), Tennessee’s first Ag Center at the county’s existing industrial park that has been used for hay production for 30+ years. Once complete, the AG Center will expand existing ag-related programming, encourage more entrepreneur farmers, and provide training to increase farm production levels, thus increasing the number of industry jobs and help develop the next generation of farmers.
To cast your vote, and learn more about the contest, visit KubotaHometownProud.com.