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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.

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.

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.

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.

Spring 2019 Awards

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May 21, 2019                                                           

Scott County Regional Authority Awards $1.4 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $85.7 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of just over $1.4 million for the spring 2019 grant cycle.

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

Lola VanDeWalle, Founder, Quad City Veterans Outreach Center – $7,194, Serving Tables

Cory Williams, West High Principal and John Arnold, West High Science Teacher, Davenport Community School District – $31,120, Building the Medical Pathway in the Career Academy at Davenport West

Roger Kean, Executive Director, Scott County Conservation Board – $25,000, ADA Fishing Pier Renovation

Sara McLaughlin-Cross, Executive Director, The First Tee of the Quad Cities – $20,000, Collaboration grant between The First Tee of the Quad Cities, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley, The Martin Luther King Center, & Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley to purchase two vans

The Authority received a total of 109 requests for funding totaling $4,003,007.

A total of $1,409,891 was awarded to 58projects benefiting residents of Scott County.  The SCRA Board also reserved an additional $50,000 to be directed toward Scott County flood relief.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $85,778,229 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the fall of 2019 with grant applications available by September 1 and due by midnight on October 1.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com.

Fall 2018 Awards

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November 20, 2018

Scott County Regional Authority Awards Nearly $1.5 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $84 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of nearly $1.5 million for the fall 2018 grant cycle.

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

Kim Findlay, President & CEO, Putnam Museum and Science Center – $25,000, Infrastructure Replacement and Rejuvenation Project

Dave Donovan, Parishioner and Event Registration Coordinator, Our Lady of the River Church – $20,000, Quad City Tim Tebow Night to Shine Prom

James Simmons, Building Trades Instructor/Student Built Home Coordinator, North Scott Community School District – $40,000, Building Trades Expansion and Update

Brad Martell, CEO, Scott County Family Y – $50,000 ($500,000 total award over ten cycles), Building for Generations Capital Campaign – New Downtown Davenport YMCA Project

The Authority received a total of 96 requests for funding totaling $2,636,013.

A total of $1,496,797 was awarded to 72 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $84,368,338 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the spring of 2019 with grant applications available by March 1 and due by midnight on April 1.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com.

Spring 2018 Awards

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May 22, 2018

  Scott County Regional Authority Awards Over $1.5 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $82.8 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of over $1.5 million for the spring 2018 grant cycle.

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

Joan Lescinski, PhD, CSJ, President, St. Ambrose University – $50,000 (final installment of $250,000 total commitment), Construction of a Wellness and Recreation Center

Kim Kidwell, Executive Director, Family Museum Foundation – $25,000, Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

Mike Zimmer, High School Principal, Pleasant Valley Community School District – $31,488, Virtual Reality Integrated Welder Simulator Trainer

Mike Miller, President & CEO, River Bend Foodbank and Ally Gallagher, Former Student Ambassador, Student Hunger Drive – $5,000, Student Hunger Drive Food Boxes

The Authority received a total of 112 requests for funding totaling $2,728,489.

A total of $1,530,162 was awarded to 73 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $82,871,541 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the fall of 2018 with grant applications available by September 1 and due by midnight on October 1.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com.

 

Fall 2017 Awards

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November 21, 2017

Scott County Regional Authority Awards Nearly $1.6 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $81.3 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of nearly $1.6 million for the fall 2017 grant cycle.

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

Rick Schloemer, Executive Director, Scott County Housing Council – $60,690, Rehabilitation of Single and Multi-Family Affordable Housing

 Amy Blair, LeClaire City Council Member, LeClaire Park & Recreation Commission – $50,000, Huckleberry Park Green Space Project

 Aaron Maurer, Stem Lead, Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency – $21,500, The NAO Robot: Creating Advanced Robot Learning Experience for Our Children and Community

 The grant announcement host organization also spoke of the impact that a previous award had on their organization:

Daniel Sheridan, Artistic Director, Junior Theatre, Inc. – $30,175 awarded in the fall 2016 grant cycle, Nighswander Community Theatre Interior Renovation        

The Authority received a total of 114 requests for funding totaling $3,226,434.

A total of $1,599,897 was awarded to 64 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $81,341,379 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the spring of 2018 with grant applications available by March 1 and due by midnight on March 30.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com.

Spring 2017 Awards

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May 23, 2017

 Scott County Regional Authority Awards Over $1.5 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $79.7 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of over $1.5 million for the spring 2017 grant cycle.

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

Sue Davison, Director Quad Cities, Safer Foundation – $8,984, Youth Empowerment/IMPACT Programs Equipment & Supplies

Dave Emerick, Treasurer, New Kingdom Trail Riders – $20,000, Outdoor Lighting, Fencing, & Mounting Ramp Project

Jeff Ashcraft, Playground Committee Chair, Rotary Club of North Scott – $17,000, North Scott Inspirational Play Zone

 Rusty Boruff, Executive Director, One Eighty – $75,000, Capital Renovations to create the One Eighty Achievement Center

 The Authority received a total of 122 requests for funding totaling $3,270,507.

A total of $1,577,243 was awarded to 65 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $79,741,482 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the fall of 2017 with grant applications available by September 1 and due by midnight on September 29.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com.

 

Fall 2016 Awards

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November 22, 2016

Scott County Regional Authority Awards Nearly $1.6 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $78.1 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of nearly $1.6 million for the spring 2016 grant cycle.

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

Gloria Cypret, Chair, Gabe’s All-Inclusive Play Village – $37,500 ($75,000 total award over two cycles), Gabe’s All-Inclusive Play Village at Vander Veer

Mike Zimmer, High School Principal, Pleasant Valley Community School District – $35,000, Manufacturing Lab Machinery Update and Expansion

Mary Macumber Schmidt, Board Member, Ecumenical Housing Development Group – $35,000, New Van for Fairmount Pines Housing Complex

Daniel Sheridan, Artistic Director, Junior Theatre, Inc. – $30,175, Nighswander Community Theatre Interior Renovation

The Authority received a total of 110 requests for funding totaling $3,348,225.

A total of $1,599,799 was awarded to 65 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $78,164,239 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the spring of 2017 with grant applications available March 1 and due April 1.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com.