Fall 2010 Awards


October 27, 2010

Scott County Regional Authority Awards Over $1.7 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $59.4 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of over $1.7 million for the fall 2010 grant cycle.

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

Jim Wichman, Principal, Riverdale Heights Elementary/Pleasant Valley Community School District, Service Dog – $2,700, Paws for a Purpose Service Dog

Julia Blazevic, Director, The Garden Growers Program/Iowa State University Extension – $9,500, Community Garden

Emily Gordon, Director, Rick’s House of Hope – $33,922, ADA ramp and fire rated ceiling & doors for new facility

The Authority received a total of 126 requests for funding totaling $3,371,391.

A total of $1,724,613 was awarded to 75 projects benefiting residents of Scott County; $573,262 to go to local schools; $575,178 to local governments, and $576,173 to various non-profit entities.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $59,437,916 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the spring of 2011 with grant applications available March 1 and due to SCRA by April 1, 2011.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and at the Bettendorf and Davenport Public Libraries.