WCDA awards $984K in spring grant round

Published 4:19 pm Saturday, April 16, 2016

NORTHWOOD — The Worth County Development Authority awarded about $984,000 in its recent spring grant round.

The WCDA is the nonprofit co-licensee for Diamond Jo Casino and each year receives 5.76 percent of the casino’s annual gross revenue.

Off the top of that amount, 7 percent of the nonprofit’s funds goes to Worth County.

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Then, 47.5 percent goes to education, and 47.5 percent goes toward other projects.

Grants are given out twice a year, and educational awards are given out annually.

This is the 10th year of operation for the casino and the WCDA, and more than $35 million dollars has been given to helping north Iowa through grants, educational funds, five local school districts and Worth

County senior scholarships.

The highest amount given out in this grant round was for $317,057 for a multipurpose building through Worth County beautification efforts.

The following were the other grant recipients and their projects:

City of Grafton public library, $1,235, technology

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, $1,595, LED lights

City of St. Ansgar Fire Department, $1,670, hose and valve updates

Worth County public nurse, $1,859, CPR equipment

River City Society for Historic Preservation, $2,095, flooring and furnishings

City of Hanlontown/Sundown Committee, $2,192, Sundown Days equipment

Worth County Community of Promise, $3,117, LED lights

American Legion 264 in Glenville, $4,121, kitchen equipment

Emmons Senior Citizens, $4,364, steel roof

American Legion Post 105 Lyle, $5,562, uniforms

Worth County public nurse, $5,685, exam room chair/table

Freeborn County Ag Society, $6,093, campground exapansion

City of Northwood Fire Department, $7,000, storm shelter improvements

Manly Senior Citizens, $7,272, flooring, mop sink

City of Northwood public library, $7,273, tables, chairs, computer

City of Manly Fire Department, $7,556, EMS equipment

City of Grafton fire agency, $7,723, air cleaners for station

Worth County Historical Society, $8,426, interior climate control

Bolan Schoolhouse and Cultural Center, $8820, handicap access

City of Manly Parks and Recreation, $9,771, Macer Dunn Concession

Worth County Veterans Affairs, $9,901, office renovations

City of Mason City Parks and Recration, $9,999, pickleball courts phase one

Manly Public Library, $10,050, LED lights and ceiling

City of Northwood, $13,495, windows and doors, sheriff building

LM Evangelical Lutheran Church, $13,650, painting, roof project

City of Kensett, $15,297, bus stops for children

American Legion Post 110, $16,421, electic sign

Kensett Volunteer Fire Department, $16,744, turnout gear replacement

Worth County Fence Stretchers, $21,364, grooming trail equipment

Worth County Community of Promise, $24,539, roof and wall installation.

City of Fertile, $24,889, Main Street renovations

Serenity Acres, $30,000, skid loader

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, $36,010, parsonage renovation

City of Manly, $42,629, tornado sirens

Worth County Izaak Walton League, $46,948, shooting range improvements

City of Hanlontown, $49,596, Hanlontown Historic Square

City of Manly, $50,842, aquatic center heaters

First Lutheran Church, $63,908, heating and cooling

City of Northwood, $67,561, park restrooms and pool covers