Category Archives: Awards

Spring 14 Awards

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May 21, 2014

 Scott County Regional Authority Awards Over $1.4 Million 

bringing total funding since 1991 to $70 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of over $1.4 million for the spring 2014 grant cycle.

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

Jeff Blackwell, Achieve Quad Cities Executive Director, Community Foundation of the Great River Bend – $36,800, Achieve Quad Cities Data Warehouse

Amber Pribyl, Office Manager, Living Lands & Waters – $30,000, MillionTrees Project

Steve Muller, CEO, The Homestead – $50,000, Children’s Autism Project (CAP) – Davenport Center

The Authority received a total of 115 requests for funding totaling $3,227,521.

A total of $1,408,770 was awarded to 55 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $70,499,051 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the fall of 2014 with grant applications available September 1 and due October 1.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and at the Bettendorf and Davenport Public Libraries.

Fall 2013 Awards

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November 20, 2013                                                              

Scott County Regional Authority Awards Over $1.5 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $69 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of over $1.5 million for the fall 2013 grant cycle.

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

Scott McConnell, Lead Facilitator, Safer Foundation – $7,315, Youth Empowerment Program Classroom Supplies

Randy Zobrist, Executive Director/CEO, River Bend Transit – $21,500, Public Transit Vehicle for Iowa Quad Cities/Iowa City Route

Teri Johnson, President/Founder, Jason’s Box, Inc. – $35,000, Establishment of Veterans Resource Center

The Authority received a total of 132 requests for funding totaling $3,762,596.

A total of $1,533,110 was awarded to 61 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $69,090,281 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the spring of 2014 with grant applications available March 1 and due April 1.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and at the Bettendorf and Davenport Public Libraries.

Spring 2013 Awards

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May 22, 2013

 Scott County Regional Authority Awards Over $1.6 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $67.5 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of over $1.6 million for the spring 2013 grant cycle.

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

Tom Swanson, Executive Director, River Music Experience – $26,764, Venue Staging and Technical Upgrades

Donald Doucette, Chancellor, Eastern Iowa Community College – $53,580, Interactive Video Training System for First Responders

Marc Heinzman, Zoo Director, Niabi Zoo – $25,000,Educational Animal Exhibit

Caren Laughlin, Marketing Director, River Bend Foodbank – $90,000, New Warehouse

The Authority received a total of 131 requests for funding totaling $3,374,255.

A total of $1,649,982 was awarded to 64 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $67,557,171 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the fall of 2013 with grant applications available September and due October 1.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and at the Bettendorf and Davenport Public Libraries.

Fall 2012 Awards

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November 14, 2012

 Scott County Regional Authority Awards Over $1.56 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $65.9 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of over $1.56 million for the fall 2012 grant cycle.

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

Denise Zimmer, Head of Environmental & Facility Services, Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency and Facilitator of Operations for Coats for Kids – $19,000,Dr. David E. Lane Coats for Kids

Rick Schloemer, Director, Scott County Housing Council – $80,000,Rehabilitation of Single and Multi-Family Housing

Nichole Myles, Vice President of Education, Putnam Museum – $37,500 ($75,000 total award over two grant cycles),Create Region’s FirstSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Learning Center

Rachael Mullins Steiner, Assistant to the Superintendent for Community Relations and Partnerships – $265,708, total of 7 grants to the Davenport Community School District

The Authority received a total of 112 requests for funding totaling $2,896,507.

A total of $1,568,552 was awarded to 63 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $65,907,189 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the spring of 2013 with grant applications available March 1 and due April 1.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and at the Bettendorf and Davenport Public Libraries.

Spring 2012 Awards

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May 23, 2012

 Scott County Regional Authority Awards Over $1.65 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $64.3 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of over $1.65 million for the spring 2012 grant cycle.

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

Jeff Reiter, Interim Co-Director, Family Museum – $37,500, Rethink, Reshape, Reinvent – New Learning Environments ($75,000 multi-cycle grant)

Deb Gustafson, Executive Director of the Child Care and Family Services Branch, Scott  County Family YMCA – $30,000, Fairmount Pines Educational Intervention and Enrichment Program

John Byrne, PhD, Secretary, Bettendorf/PV Youth Baseball Association – $27,000, Kiwanis Park – Baseball Field Lighting

Fred Burnham, DMD, Bethany for Children & Families – $49,000, Mobile Comprehensive Exam and Sealant Program ($98,000 multi-cycle grant)

The Authority received a total of 132 requests for funding totaling $3,130,245.

A total of $1,650,235 was awarded to 75 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $64,338,637 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the fall of 2012 with grant applications available September 1 and due October 1.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and at the Bettendorf and Davenport Public Libraries.

Fall 2011 Awards

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November 16, 2011

Scott County Regional Authority Awards Over $1.6 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $62.6 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of over $1.6 million for the fall 2011 grant cycle.

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

Kim Findlay, President/CEO, Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre – $25,000, Digital Projection & Sound System

Allan Ross, Executive Director, Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities – $7,500, Community Programming in conjunction with the Anne Frank Exhibit at Putnam Museum

Jay Pearce, General Manager, WVIK – $35,000, Digital Conversion

Regina Haddock Clewell, Founder, Dress for Success Quad Cities – $30,000, Equipment & Supplies to Launch New Services for Unemployed Women

Brian Foy, Assistant Coordinator for Low Incidence Disabilities, Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency – $14,256, Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants for Preschool Children

The Authority received a total of 117 requests for funding totaling $3,350,354.

A total of $1,604,290 was awarded to 62 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $62,688,402 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the spring of 2012 with grant applications available March 1 and due Friday, March 30, 2012.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and at the Bettendorf and Davenport Public Libraries.

Spring 2011 Awards

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May 25, 2011

Scott County Regional Authority Awards Over $1.6 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $61 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of over $1.6 million for the spring 2011 grant cycle.

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

Deborah Stafford, Executive Director, Bettendorf Public Library Foundation – $5,623, Children’s area computer work stations

Mary Lou Kaney, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, St. Ambrose University – $45,000, Human patient simulators

Kathy Wine, Executive Director. River Action, Inc. – $15,000, Plants, materials and trails for Quad Cities Wild Places

Becky Clark, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley – $20,000, Roosevelt Club Rec Room upgrade

The Authority received a total of 124 requests for funding totaling $3,389,459.

A total of $1,646,196 was awarded to 72 projects benefiting residents of Scott County.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $61,084,112 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the fall of 2011 with grant applications available September 1 and due Friday, September 30, 2011.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and at the Bettendorf and Davenport Public Libraries.

Fall 2010 Awards

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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.

Spring 2010 Awards

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May 26, 2010

Scott County Regional Authority Awards $1.5 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to $57.7 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of $1.5 million for the spring 2010 grant cycle.

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

LaWanda Roudebush, Library Director, Davenport Public Library – $66,000 (final installment of $566,000 total commitment awarded over 5 cycles), Eastern Avenue Branch Library – Bernard Goldstein Community Room

Chris Allers, Oral Health Care Coordinator, Bethany for Children & Families – $10,000, Give Kids A Smile Program

Jayne Ruckoldt, Deputy, Scott County Sheriff’s Department – $16,400, Ru2 Fast speed display signs

Kimberly Gasaway, Science Curriculum & Instruction Specialist PreK-12, Davenport Community School District – $7,883, FIRST Lego Robotics Program equipment

The Authority received a total of 129 requests for funding totaling $3,589,504.

A total of $1,501,059 was awarded to 70 projects benefiting residents of Scott County; $496,423 to go to local schools; $500,000 to local governments, and $504,636 to various non-profit entities.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $57,713,303 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the fall of 2010 with grant applications available September 1 and due to SCRA by October 1, 2010.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and also at the usual community sites.

Fall 2009 Awards

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November 17, 2009

 Scott County Regional Authority Awards Nearly $1.8 Million

bringing total funding since 1991 to over $56 Million

The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) announced today awards of nearly $1.8 million for the fall 2009 grant cycle.

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

Kay Hall, Creative Arts Curriculum Specialist, Davenport Community School District, Central High School & J.B. Young Intermediate, $32,880, Steel Drum Bands (grant awarded in the Spring 2008 cycle)

Debbie Jackson, Director of Development, Habitat for Humanity, $30,000, Building purchase and renovation (total of $60,000 awarded over 2 cycles)

Steve Ahrens, Development Director, City of Davenport – Levee Improvement Commission, Centennial Park Sprayground and Recreation Area, $50,000

Jeff Schwiebert, Superintendent, North Scott Community School District, $75,000, Promethean Activboards (total of $300,000 awarded over 4 cycles)

The Authority received a total of 144 requests for funding totaling $3,976,949. A total of $1,797,700 was awarded to 73 projects benefiting residents of Scott County; $597,448 to go to local schools; $597,448 to local governments, and $600,286 to various non-profit entities.

This brings SCRA funding since 1991 to $56,212,244 for the benefit of people and organizations in our community.

The next grant cycle will be in the spring of 2010 with grant applications available March 1 and due to SCRA by April 1, 2009.  The grant application will be available on the SCRA website: www.ScottCountyRegionalAuthority.com and also at the usual community sites.