Spring 2021 Awards

NEWS RELEASE                                                                      

May 25, 2021                                                                                       

Scott County Regional Authority Awards Over $1.5 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $90 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of over $1.5 million for the spring 2021 grant cycle.

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

Mike Miller, President and CEO, River Bend Food Bank – $75,000 ($250,000 total over four cycles), Expanding to Fill the Gap Capital Campaign

Mike Zimmer, Director of Secondary Education, Pleasant Valley Community School District – $50,000, RV12 Experimental Airplane Kit

Joy McMeekan, Executive Director, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities – $50,000 ($150,000 total over three cycles), Expanding Hope Capital Campaign

Dr. Kit Evans-Ford, Founder, Testimonies of Hope, Inc. – $6,108, Argrow’s Safe House Where Women Can Heal from Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

The Authority received a total of 86 requests for funding totaling $2,733,819.

A total of $1,567,456 was awarded to 66 projects benefiting residents of Scott County. 

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $90,678,672 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle is scheduled to be in fall 2021 with applications available by September 1, due October 1.  Information regarding future grant cycles will be posted the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and shared through local media.