Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: A summary of grants awarded to Sedgwick County.
Why you'd want it: To learn more about how many grants county departments are using to provide services to residents, including a breakdown of the value of the grants.
Where you get the records: From the county's website, www.sedgwickcounty.org. Click on the "Active Grants" link on the right side of the page under the "Community Service" menu. The summary was last updated in October and showed just more than $48 million in grants.
How much it will cost: The information is free.