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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $100,000 in Economic & Community Development Funds


The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week awarded $100,000 in economic and community development funding to 13 Linn County organizations. Requests for this year’s funding totaled more than $428,000. 

The purpose of the Linn County Economic & Community Development Fund is to foster and support economic growth and enhance quality of life in Linn County. This is an annual competitive application process. The funding requests annually exceed the amount of funding available. If the Board does not fund an application in full or in part, this decision does not necessarily reflect on the value of the organization or service, but rather on the need to be selective because resources are limited. For more information, visit

The following organizations were awarded economic development funding this year:

  • Affordable Housing Network, Sustaining Wellington Heights Neighborhood Progress: $6,000
  • African American Museum, Voices Inspiring Progress - Part Two: $12,500
  • Arc of East Central Iowa, Customized Job Discovery (CJD): $5,250
  • Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, Rock N Bowl for Persons with Disabilities: $2,250
  • Discovery Living, Fully Accessible Handicap Home for Individuals with Developmental, Physical & Intellectual Disabilities: $5,250
  • Families Helping Families, Winter Wonderland Event - Foster Families: $5,000
  • Hope Community Development Association, Stability House - 12-month recovery & job training program for men: $12,000
  • Kids First Law Center, Restorative Justice Prevents School Dropout: $12,000
  • Kirkwood Community College, English Language Learner Classes: $6,000
  • Lisbon Historic Preservation Commission, Meyers Farmstead Historic District - repair & rehabilitation: $6,000
  • Marion Public Library Foundation, Book Mobile Collection Development: $5,000
  • Riverview Center, Sexual Assault/Abuse Crisis Response Program: $11,500
  • Trees Forever, Campus Canopy 10+ Program: $11,250
  • TOTAL: $100,000

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