Sheridan County's 4-H program received more than $14,000 from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation this past year.
Foundation Director Steve Mack said funds are provided for a variety of reasons, ranging from the county's participation in state 4-H activities to scholarships and grants.
The foundation director said the Sheridan County 4-H also received $5,500 in funds to match the $5,500 the county organization put in an endowment fund. He said the county organizations are encouraged to establish the endowment funds to provide a dependable income stream to pay for its activities and awards.
The Sheridan County 4-H received $6,000 in grants for ethics, leadership and entrepreneurship programs, as well as funds for Sheridan County participants in state events, like the annual horse camp and national trips.
The foundation director said at least one person from the county attended an educational trip to Washington DC earlier this year. The foundation money provided to Sheridan County also included $1,000 in scholarship funds to at least one 4-H member.
4-H programs in all 23 Wyoming counties received nearly $188,000 from the state program this past year. The state foundation is connected to the University of Wyoming through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the university's Extension Office.