McDonough benefits from latest round of private grants

McDONOUGH – The Town of McDonough is making good use of an annual round of private grants which are offered each year as a means of improving the local community.

Money comes by way of a nearly $1 million endowment left to the McDonough community by the late Evelyn Emerson, a long-time resident of McDnough. Various town entities are eligible to apply for grant money taken from accrued interest on the endowment each year.



In the past, grant funds have been used to improve safety and quality of life for McDonough residents by supporting causes such as the food pantry or funding equipment purchases for the McDonough Fire Department.

Foremost, the endowment helps the Oxford School District. If any money is available after, then town entities may apply.


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