Lyon County Riverboat Foundation Gives Over $600,000 And Commits Over $1.9 Million This Grant Cycle
Date posted - February 8, 2013
Larchwood, Iowa — Twenty-four projects and worthy purchases designed to help make Lyon County a better place to live were given funding from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation on Thursday night. Six of the projects had been given funds before, and the Foundation continued to fulfill their commitments to the projects. Eighteen additional projects were also funded — some of them got all they asked for on Thursday night, and the Riverboat Foundation started funding some others. The foundation gave out $610,923.91, and made a total commitment (through some multi-cycle grants) to give $1,939,600 on Thursday night.
The biggest projects receiving funds were the Rock Rapids Kids Club day care, Larchwood Fire Department, and the City of Lester.
The Rock Rapids Kids Club day care will receive $750,000 in 20 cycles — that’s $37,500 per cycle, or twice a year. It goes toward a new day care facility which is planned in Rock Rapids.
The Larchwood Fire Department will use their $492,500 toward the construction of a new fire station — one that is safer and has more parking. They get their money in 10 payments of $33,200.
The City of Lester received a commitment to $246,560 — $100,560 now, and four more payments of $36,500 — toward a new community center.
The Foundation received 37 grant applications, 18 of which were funded in this grant cycle.
Some of the money ($117,823.91) also went to other projects to which the Foundation had committed funds in past grant cycles. The City of Inwood received $37,500 more toward their aquatic center. The George Fire Department got $15,170.50 more toward the purchase of their grass rig. Larchwood Emergency Medical Service (LEMS) received $25,000 more toward their new ambulance. The Lester Fire Department received $16,666.66 more toward their new fire truck. The City of Rock Rapids received $6457 more toward their housing project. And the Inwood Fire Department received $17,029.75 more toward their grass rig.
|American Legions of Lyon County||$6,800.00||To help bring the Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial to Lyon County|
|City of Doon - Doon American Legion||$3,898.00||For chairs for the community center|
|City of Inwood||$10,837.00||toward the purchase of a new outdoor warning siren|
|City of Lester||$246,560.00||towards a new community center||They'll get $100,560 this cycle and $36,500 per cycle for 4 cycles|
|Congregational United Church of Christ of Rock Rapids||$10,000.00||toward new windows in the church|
|Doon Fire Department||$52,000.00||toward the purchase of an equipment truck||They will receive $26,000 per cycle for two cycles.|
|George-Little Rock Community School District||$32,386.00||to help make safety and security improvements|
|Inwood Fire and Rescue Departments||$17,681.00||toward the purchase of defibrillator equipment|
|Inwood Museum||$1,441.00||to help archive items and create a database of the items in the museum|
|Kids Club day care in Rock Rapids||$750,000.00||towards a new day care facility||They will receive $37,500 per cycle for 20 cycles|
|Larchwood Fire Department||$492,500.00||towards a new fire station.||They received $160,500 in this grant cycle and willl receive $33,200 per cycle for 10 cycles or 5 years.|
|Little Rock Fire Department||$125,000.00||toward the purchase of a new fire truck||They will receive $25,000 in each of 5 cycles|
|Lyon County Ambulance||$13,639.00||towards the purchase of a digital radio communications system|
|Lyon County Conservation Board||$3,108.00||toward the purchase of kayaks for people to use at Lake Pahoja|
|Lyon County Economic Development||$14,000.00||toward the development of a plan for tourism development in Lyon County|
|Lyon County Fair Association||$4,588.00||toward repair and improvement of the horse barn on the Lyon County Fairgrounds|
|Rock Rapids Fire Department||$6,300.00||toward the purchase of a thermal imaging camera, which can be used to locate hot spots in walls, or even victims of a crash or lost children|
|West Lyon Community School District||$18,861.00||to help make security renovations at the school|
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