How You Can Support the Region

More than 80% of our funding comes from restricted grant funding.  Your support of the Flint Hills Regional Council not only empowers the region overall, it enhances our ability to use your donation for match dollars--stretching our local dollars further and increasing our ability to bring in additional grant funding to our region.

Our most recent awards have brought in ~2M in federal funding, with only $167,000 in match contribution.  Our largest challenges are two-fold: 1) We have limited access to funding to meet our match requirements; 2) The use of grant funding is significantly restricted and unrestricted funding is required to meet basic operational expenses.

Approximately half of the awarded funding helps to protect and preserve our region's largest employer and economic generator--Fort Riley.  The funding not only supports Fort Riley's ability to remain mission ready, it also supports the surrounding communities with projects that only through regional collaboration would be possible.  Our two most recent awards total $918,000, which enables us to continue our important work in supporting Fort Riley and the surrounding communities, as well as, serve as a regional leader in our Recovery and Resiliency efforts as a result of COVID-19.

The Flint Hills Regional Council also serves as the administrator of the Flint Hills Economic Development District, which enables us to apply for invitation-only / non-competitive funding through the Economic Development Administration in support of our region and implementation of our regional economic development plan servicing Chase, Geary, Lyon, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley and Wabaunsee Counties.

Your donation would help support our overall operations and mission to enhance economic vitality and improve the quality of life in the Flint Hills.  The Flint Hills Regional Council exist to collaborate, advocate and empower communities to create the best and most prosperous region imaginable. Your gift is tax deductible. Consider making a donation today!

Flint Hills Regional Council Sponsors

Individual Match Day Contributors

Pam Bales

Bob & Kimberly Copple

Dee McKee

Bruce McMillan

Linda Morse

Christy Rodriguez

Gary & Sandra Stith

Thank You to Our Members!


Alta Vista


Clay Center

Council Grove



Geary County



Junction City



Morris County



Pottawatomie County


Saint George

Wabaunsee County




White City

Thank You to Our Agencies That Awarded Grant Funding to FHRC!