Smoky Hills Public Television has been awarded two grants.

The Finnup Foundation awarded the station $25,000 to support its educational television and outreach programs. The grant will provide educational resources to children in southwest Kansas, with books to be distributed in Finney, Hamilton, Hodgeman, Lane, Gray, Kearny and Scott counties. 

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation also has awarded SHPTV a grant for $160,000 to support the station’s general programming and station operations. The grant funds will specifically support the production of local Kansas programs including “Doctors on Call,” “Real Ag” and “Traveling Kansas,” plus public affairs and high school sports presentations. Educational programs and children’s educational outreach initiatives also will benefit. The funds also will help with the equipment necessary to broadcast to northwest Kansas, with an additional $50,000 included in the grant to assist with a specific equipment replacement need.