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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $140,000 in Economic Development Funding

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



TOTAL

$139,835

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