State wants $100,000 stimulus back from Warrensburg film festival

Friday, September 10, 2010 | 12:07 p.m. CDT; updated 1:49 p.m. CDT, Friday, September 10, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri agency that administers federal stimulus money wants organizers of a film festival in Warrensburg to return $100,000.

The Show Me Social Justice International Film Festival opens Friday. Organizers said the event will feature 21 films from around the world on topics such as poverty and health care.

The Missouri Department of Social Services told The Kansas City Star that the festival does not qualify for the $100,000 grant it received.

The Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is running the festival. Its executive director said she had not been notified of any problems with the grant and even thought the grant coordinator was going to help judge the films.

Organizers said most of the stimulus money was spent at local businesses.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.