Question: Should we report a grant given to the Mission School of Preservation to help pay for half the salary of their part-time Assistant Kitchen Manager who helps train 3-4 Mission men in culinary skills so these men are able to find employment at the various food service establishments in Dubuque and the surrounding area?

Recommendation: What is the reason you have giving the grant? It seems to us that you are helping the economic development of your community by giving training and job opportunities to members of the community who need work. You also seem to be promoting the use of fresh healthy produce. If these are your purposes, we suggest the grant (with a written restriction for its purpose) could be reported as community benefit. You might want to look at the grant request for language about the purpose of the program.

(December 2022)

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