The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded nearly $140,000 in economic development funding to 10 Linn County organizations.
Twenty-five organizations applied for funding with total requests exceeding $590,000.
The Linn County Economic Development Fund was established following the 2008 flood to foster and support economic growth and enhance quality of life throughout 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:
|ORGANIZATION ||PROJECT ||AMOUNT FUNDED|
|Creative Corridor Center for Equity||Empowerment Leadership Institute||$13,000|
|Friends of Cedar Lake||Feasibility Study||$10,000|
|GO Cedar Rapids||goCR Mobile Passport Program||$30,000|
|Hawkeye Downs||North Exhibition Hall Upgrade||$10,000|
|Legion Arts||Programming: Emphasis on Diversity, Residencies, Community Engagement||$25,000|
|MEDCO||Career Exploration Booth||$11,835|
|Mount Vernon/Lisbon Community Development Group||Conversion of 1st St. Community Center Gym into Museum (Smithsonian Exhibit)||$2,500|
|Prairieburg / Good Ole’ Boys||Rebuild Baker Community Park After Tornado Damage||$20,000|
|Trees Forever||11th Annual Our Woodland Legacy Symposium||$7,500|
|Willis Dady||Homeless Prevention Services||$10,000|