Fall 2008 Awards

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November 25, 2008

Scott County Regional Authority Awards Over $2.1 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to over $52 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of over $2.1 million for the fall 2008 grant cycle.

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

John Kiley, Director of Social Action for the Diocese of Davenport, Thomas Merton House, Inc., $45,000, Café on Vine building purchase

Marcia Hartman, Technology Director, Bettendorf Community School District, $63,518, Activboards for Math Department

Susan Anderson, Senior Horticulture Manager for the City of Davenport Parks & Recreation Department, Friends of Vander Veer, Inc., $50,920, Music Pavilion at VanderVeerBotanicalPark

Greg Samms, General Manager, QuadCitySportsCenter,  $40,000 toward total award of $80,000, Arena dehumidification system replacement

The Authority received a total of 159 requests for funding totaling $5,240,424. A total of $2,135,376 was awarded to 81 projects benefiting residents of Scott County; $693,578 to go to local schools; $738,581 to local governments, and $703,217 to various non-profit entities.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $52,438,574 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the spring of 2009 with grant applications available March 1 and due to SCRA by April 1, 2009.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: ww.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and also at the usual community sites.