One of the key missions of the Mentone Area Preservation Association (MAPA) is to support local organizations and projects which seek to improve the quality of life in our town. Organizations which have received funding support in the past are involved in a wide variety of programs; these organizations have included Moon Lake Community Library, North Lookout Mountain Fire Protection District, Boy Scout Troop 106, Mentone Educational Resources Foundation (MERF), the former Moon Lake School, and DeSoto Rescue Squad, to name just a few.
Organizations wishing to be considered for a grant should fill out the form below and return it to MAPA at the address indicated. Our board of directors meets monthly to conduct the association’s business and to consider grant requests. Contact us with any questions.
MAPA Grants Given ~ July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, MAPA awarded grants to five non-profit organizations, for a total amount of $14,492.02.
Little River Arts Council was granted $200 to restore and repaint the worn-out games on Moon Lake School’s circular asphalt drive. Monies were used for asphalt paint and supplies.
Moon Lake School Library was granted $968.47 to update and expand the holdings of the Moon Lake School Library related to the topic of state history and geography. They have added 61 books from Titlewave, a source of library bound books that will last for many years.
Mentone Bicentennial Committee was granted $2,000 to help with producing the video for the bicentennial celebration in July.
Little River Waterkeeper was granted a total of $2,129.10 to purchase testing materials for the summer water testing program and Swim Guide. They post test results on social media sites in order to educate the public about the condition of Little River’s most popular swimming areas and raise awareness about the amazing attributes of Little River and the issues it faces.
A total of $9,194.45 was granted to DeSoto Rescue Squad. $3,894.45 was requested to replace the failing batteries and charger of their LifePak 12 cardiac monitors used when responding to calls for assistance. $300 was given to provide food and drink for the Alabama Association of Rescue Squads third quarter state meeting. The remaining $5,000 was given to provide funds for the rescue squad to build a temperature controlled storage/office in a large metal building on the Captain’s property. It will be used for squad business, to obtain DEA licensure, order initial required medications, and order equipment bags to securely carry the new medications. The additional required medications would allow the DeSoto Rescue Squad to be licensed at the Paramedic level and provide on-scene care in all situations, including cardiac arrest to the Paramedic level. Currently, they are only able to provide care to the Intermediate level.