Orange City, Iowa — A total of over $101,000 in grants were given to sixteen non-profit entities and units of government on Monday, May 16th, 2016 at the Prairie Winds Events Center in Orange City.
The Sioux County Community Foundation awarded the grants in support of projects and programs throughout Sioux County. This brings the total grants awarded to over $919,000 since the first grants were made ten years ago in 2006. Funding for the grant program is a result of County Endowment Fund legislation (HF2302) passed in 2005, which provides that a percentage of state gambling revenues be distributed among all Iowa counties.
Receiving grants of $10,000 were Greater Sioux Community Health Center for dental chair unit replacement; the Sioux County Library Association toward the Sioux County Library Technology Improvement project; and the Sioux County Regional Airport, toward an Approach Lighting System and Terminal Building Enhancements.
Grants of less than $10,000 were given to many projects in Sioux County including improvements and renovations to parks and other outdoor facilities, a rehab home, money toward a new fire truck and a new ambulance, other emergency equipment upgrades and replacements, and funding towards a veterans’ memorial.
Here is the full list:
|Maurice Volunteer Fire Department||SCBA Cylinder replacement||$1,664.00|
|Granville Community Veterans||Granville Veterans Memorial||$3,000.00|
|Rock Valley Fire Department||Thermal Imaging Camera||$3,650.00|
|Hull Bright Start, Inc.||Bright Start Kitchen Remodel||$5,000.00|
|Hawarden Ambulance||Ambulance Equipment Upgrade||$5,846.00|
|Boyden Area Fire Department||Air Pack Replacement||$7,300.00|
|Hospers Ambulance Service||Hospers Ambulance – New Ambulance||$7,300.00|
|Ireton Community Fire Dept.||New Fire Truck||$7,300.00|
|City of Boyden||Tennis Court/Basketball Court Renovation||$7,500.00|
|City of Hospers||Hospers South Side Park Campground Cement Project||$7,500.00|
|City of Rock Valley||Rock Valley Sports Complex Playground Equipment Project||$7,500.00|
|Siouxland Habitat for Humanity||Ireton Rehab Home||$7,500.00|
|Greater Sioux Community Health Center||Dental Chair Unit Replacement||$10,000.00|
|Sioux County Library Association||Sioux County Library Technology Improvement||$10,000.00|
|Sioux County Regional Airport||MALSR Approach Lighting System/Terminal Building Enhancements||$10,000.00|