Spring 2010 Awards


May 26, 2010

Scott County Regional Authority Awards $1.5 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $57.7 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of $1.5 million for the spring 2010 grant cycle.

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

LaWanda Roudebush, Library Director, Davenport Public Library – $66,000 (final installment of $566,000 total commitment awarded over 5 cycles), Eastern Avenue Branch Library – Bernard Goldstein Community Room

Chris Allers, Oral Health Care Coordinator, Bethany for Children & Families – $10,000, Give Kids A Smile Program

Jayne Ruckoldt, Deputy, Scott County Sheriff’s Department – $16,400, Ru2 Fast speed display signs

Kimberly Gasaway, Science Curriculum & Instruction Specialist PreK-12, Davenport Community School District – $7,883, FIRST Lego Robotics Program equipment

The Authority received a total of 129 requests for funding totaling $3,589,504.

A total of $1,501,059 was awarded to 70 projects benefiting residents of Scott County; $496,423 to go to local schools; $500,000 to local governments, and $504,636 to various non-profit entities.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $57,713,303 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the fall of 2010 with grant applications available September 1 and due to SCRA by October 1, 2010.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and also at the usual community sites.