By Tammy Moore Teague
Hartford city street employee Wendy Bryant approached the council Monday night in hopes of getting the green light to pursue a grant from the Walmart Foundation. She was given that approval and will be applying to 15 various Walmart locations.
The window to apply for the grant opened in February, and can be submitted until December. However, the application will only remain active for 90 days. The Foundation will grant awards ranging from $250-$5,000. The city qualifies to apply, however Bryant needed the council’s permission to access and use the city’s tax ID number on the application.
“It can be used for anything to improve the city,” said Bryant. The Walmart Foundation Community and Economical Development Grant is awarded to improve local communities for the benefit and betterment of the town.
The council ultimately approved Bryant’s request, and asked that she coordinate the project with the new mayor.