Spring 2015 Awards


May 28, 2015

Scott County Regional Authority Awards Nearly $1.54 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $73.5 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of nearly $1.54 million for the spring 2015 grant cycle.

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

Donald Doucette, Chancellor, Eastern Iowa Community College District – $50,000 ($250,000 total award over five cycles), Scott Community College Urban Campus in Downtown Davenport

Larry Makoben, Chairperson, Bettendorf Parks & Recreation – $50,000 ($100,000 total award over two cycles), Forest Grove Park Universally Accessible Playground

Diane Nelson, CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois – $75,000 ($150,000 total award over two cycles), Camp Conestoga Renovation

Michael Miller, Executive Director, River Bend Foodbank – $10,000, Healthy Weekend Food for School Backpack Program

The Authority received a total of 120 requests for funding totaling $3,317,648.

A total of $1,539,863 was awarded to 74 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $73,519,539 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the fall of 2015 with grant applications available September 1 and due October 1.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com.