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Fall 2017 Awards

NEWS RELEASE

November 21, 2017

Scott County Regional Authority Awards Nearly $1.6 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $81.3 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of nearly $1.6 million for the fall 2017 grant cycle.

Several representatives spoke of the value and impact these awards will have for their organizations:

Rick Schloemer, Executive Director, Scott County Housing Council – $60,690, Rehabilitation of Single and Multi-Family Affordable Housing

 Amy Blair, LeClaire City Council Member, LeClaire Park & Recreation Commission – $50,000, Huckleberry Park Green Space Project

 Aaron Maurer, Stem Lead, Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency – $21,500, The NAO Robot: Creating Advanced Robot Learning Experience for Our Children and Community

 The grant announcement host organization also spoke of the impact that a previous award had on their organization:

Daniel Sheridan, Artistic Director, Junior Theatre, Inc. – $30,175 awarded in the fall 2016 grant cycle, Nighswander Community Theatre Interior Renovation        

The Authority received a total of 114 requests for funding totaling $3,226,434.

A total of $1,599,897 was awarded to 64 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $81,341,379 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the spring of 2018 with grant applications available by March 1 and due by midnight on March 30.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com.