The Linn County Board of Supervisors last week awarded $140,000 in economic development funding to 11 Linn County organizations.
Twenty-six organizations applied for funding with total requests exceeding $545,000.
The Linn County Economic Development Fund was established to foster and support economic growth and enhance quality of life in Linn County. This is a competitive application process. Applications are accepted on an annual basis. For more information, visit www.linncounty.org/economicdevelopment.
The following organizations were awarded economic development funding this year:
|Alburnett Community Diamond Club||Three new public use restrooms||$15,000|
|American Legion Post 679||Install ADA restroom and kitchen||$9,000|
|City of Marion and Marion Independent School District||10 ft. wide side path connecting school buildings||$10,000|
|City of Walker||Convert purchased building into City Hall/Community Center||$20,000|
|Entrepreneurial Development Center (EDC)||Sponsor 2018 “Innovation Expo"||$7,000|
|Feed Iowa First||Expand fresh food access for low-income families||$7,500|
|Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP)||Supplement weekend food totes for low-income families||$12,500|
|Leaders, Builders and Achievers Foundation CRCSD||CR Dreams programming for at-risk high school youth||$20,000|
|Linn County Continuum of Care||Overflow Winter Shelter System||$17,000|
|Trees Forever||12th Annual Our Woodland Legacy Symposium||$4,500|
|YMCA Camp Wapsie||Replace kitchen exhaust; land purchase||$17,500|