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Spring 2021 Awards

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May 25, 2021                                                                                       

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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.

Spring 2021 Applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Scott County Regional Authority has opened an online grant application for the spring 2021 grant cycle.  Spring applications are for programs or projects to be completed between June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022. 

The deadline for online submission is April 1 with awards announced in late May. 

Any non-profit organization exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code, government organization, or education institution can apply by completing the online grant application.  Applicants must have a local office, a local corporate board of directors, be incorporated in the state of its principal place of business or chartered by the U. S. Government, and serve residents of Scott County, Iowa.

Qualifying organizations may access the grant application on the website at http://www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com.  Applications must be submitted by 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 1.  Any questions regarding this process please email SCRAIOWA@aol.com or call (563) 344-2626.

Fall 2020 Awards

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November 24, 2020                                                                              

Scott County Regional Authority Awards Nearly $1.2 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $89 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of nearly $1.2 million for the fall 2020 grant cycle.

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

Amy Groskopf, Library Director, FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library – $40,000 (final installment of $240,000 total commitment), Main Library 21st Century Renovation

Maria Ontiveros, President, Mercado on Fifth – $24,000, Indoor Expansion

Leah Patton, Managing Attorney, Iowa Legal Aid – $9,775, Updating Technology to Better Serve Low-Income Scott County Residents

The Authority received a total of 75 requests for funding totaling $1,572,295.

A total of $1,164,202 was awarded to 56 projects benefiting residents of Scott County. 

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $89,111,216 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

At this time, the next grant cycle is anticipated to be in spring 2021 with applications available by March 1, due April 1.  Any changes to the regularly scheduled future grant cycles will be posted the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and shared through local media.

Fall 2020 Applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Scott County Regional Authority online grant application is now available for the fall 2020 grant cycle.  Fall applications are for programs or projects to be completed between December 1, 2020 and November 30, 2021.  As a result of the economic impact of COVID-19, the revenue distribution for the fall 2020 grant cycle will be significantly lower than previous regular grant cycles.   

The deadline for online submission is October 1 with awards announced in late November. 

Any non-profit organization exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code, government organization, or education institution can apply by completing the online grant application.  Applicants must have a local office, a local corporate board of directors, be incorporated in the state of its principal place of business or chartered by the U. S. Government, and serve residents of Scott County, Iowa.

Qualifying organizations may access the grant application on the website at http://www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com.  Applications must be submitted by 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 1.  Any questions regarding this process please email SCRAIOWA@aol.com or call (563) 344-2626.

COVID-19 Response – Spring 2020 Awards

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May 26, 2020                                                                                          

Scott County Regional Authority Awards $767,183

bringing total funding since 1991 to $87.9 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of just over $500,000 for a special COVID-19 Response – Spring 2020 grant cycle.

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

Ann Schwickerath, Executive Director, Project Renewal – $9,175, At Home Youth Programming Support

Jodie Barton, Executive Director, New Kingdom Trail Riders – $5,000, Operating Through the COVID-19 Pandemic to Help Our Community Heal

Ann McGlynn, Executive Director, Tapestry Farms – $2,500 – Fresh Food for Refugees and Neighbors

The Authority received a total of 64 requests for funding totaling $1,131,098.

A total of $510,849 was awarded to 50organizations benefiting residents of Scott County. 

Additionally, the SCRA Board of Directors approved the continuation of funding for five multi-cycle grant awards totaling $256,334.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $87,947,014 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

At this time, the timing of the next grant cycle is uncertain.  Information regarding future grant cycles will be posted the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and shared through local media.

COVID-19 Response – Spring 2020 Grant Application

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The SCRA grant cycle in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is open from March 25, 2020 through 11:45 p.m. on May 1, 2020.  Funding decisions will be shared with all applicants after May 21, 2020.  SCRA will only accept grant applications from qualifying organizations that directly serve the residents of Scott County, Iowa and has defined the following two funding priorities:

  1. Organizations or projects serving populations that were already vulnerable before or are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  2. Organization support due to lost revenue or increased demand for services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please be aware that our revenue will be significantly less than what we have distributed in previous grant cycles but we are committed to assisting as many organizations as possible with the revenue available during this difficult and unprecedented time. SCRA has also committed $25,000 to the Quad Cities Community Foundation Disaster Recovery Fund to assist with their efforts.

Any non-profit organization exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code, government organization, or education institution can apply by completing the online grant application.  Applicants must have a local office, a local corporate board of directors, be incorporated in the state of its principal place of business or chartered by the U. S. Government, and serve residents of Scott County, Iowa.

Qualifying organizations may access the grant application on the website at http://www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com

Any questions regarding the SCRA application process, please contact Karen Berneking, Grant Administrator at SCRAIOWA@aol.com or 563-210-6285 (cell).

Spring 2020 Applications (suspended 3.19.2020)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Scott County Regional Authority online grant application is now available for the spring 2020 grant cycle.  Spring applications are for programs or projects to be completed between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021.

The deadline for online submission is April 1 with awards announced in late May. 

Any non-profit organization exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code, government organization, or education institution can apply by completing the online grant application.  Applicants must have a local office, a local corporate board of directors, be incorporated in the state of its principal place of business or chartered by the U. S. Government, and serve residents of Scott County, Iowa.

Qualifying organizations may access the grant application on the website at http://www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com.  Applications must be submitted by 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1.  Any questions regarding this process please email SCRAIOWA@aol.com or call (563) 344-2626.

Fall 2019 Awards

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November 26, 2019                                                                  

Scott County Regional Authority Awards $1.35 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $87 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of just over $1.35 million for the fall 2019 grant cycle.

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

Corporal Chris Hebbel, Davenport Police Department – $6,608, Police Explorers

Lynn Meyers, Mid City Urban Farm Project Director, Davenport Community School District – $37,800, Mid City Urban Farm Project

Alli Haskill, Treasurer, QC Closet2Closet – $4,740, Winter Assistance

Dr. Lyndsay and Kyle Day, No Foot Too Small – $25,000, Birthing + Bereavement Suite at Genesis Hospital

The Authority received a total of 95 requests for funding totaling $2,634,589.

A total of $1,351,602 was awarded to 61projects benefiting residents of Scott County. 

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $87,179,831 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the spring of 2020 with grant applications available by March 1 and due on April 1.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com.