Sheldon, Iowa — The City of Sheldon and the Sheldon Rec Trails Committee is in the running for a $10,000 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to help plan trails.
Greta Giese wrote the grant application for the “Community Kickstarter Grant” from Wellmark, and she tells us about it.
Giese says voting for the winning project is underway.
Giese says if they get the grant, it will not fund the entire project. She says it’s not a matching grant, but they are researching other alternative funding. She says the trails help make the whole community healthier.
Giese says that the grant application research and gathering of materials was done by City Manager Scott Wynja, Sheldon Development Director Curt Strouth, Sheldon Rec Trails Committee Chairperson Pete Hamill, and Giese. She says it was a collaborative effort.
The area in question would be near the borrow pit/pond area in the southeast area of Sheldon near Highway 60 and would be near the proposed events center, and the plan would be to link it up to trails to the schools, NCC, and other locations. The funding, if they win, would help with preliminary design work, says Giese.