Larchwood, Iowa — Eighteen projects in Lyon County have received over $385,000 in grants from the non-profit license-holder of the Grand Falls Casino and Resort near Larchwood. The grants range from $789 for a projector up to a multi-cycle grant of over $75,000 for renovation of a City Hall.
The Lyon County Riverboat Foundation, or LCRF announced 18 grants, totaling $385,235.93, in Fall 2012 awards through its Competitive Grant program on Thursday night. Applications were due September 20, 2012 for this third round of grants. The LCRF Board of Directors made the decision on grant awards at its September board meeting. LCRF also funded previous multi-cycle grants from the second round of grants held in March of 2012. There are 5 multi-cycle grants from this cycle totaling $100,794.16. This brings the third round of grants to a total of $486,030.09 and a total of 23 grants being funded this cycle. The recent cycle included one additional multi-cycle grant to Inwood Fire and Rescue and 4 partially-funded grants.
President of the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation Board of Directors Jeff Gallagher announced the Competitive grant funding at an awards ceremony held on Thursday (10/18) at Grand Falls Casino and Resort.
Some of the bigger grants included the $75,000 multi-cycle grant for renovation of the Little Rock Old City Hall, a multi-cycle grant to Inwood Fire and Rescue of $68,000 for the purchase of a new grass rig, a grant of just over $50,000 to replace a generator at the George Good Samaritan Center, and $50,000 to George/Little Rock Schools for a fire escape.
For the full list and a report on Gallagher’s speech Thursday night, visit this story’s page at kiwaradio.com.
Gallagher emphasized several areas of importance. These included
Gallagher also reviewed how the grant agreement statement should be interpreted, using several examples to help explain how the monies are distributed according to the % of the grant that LCRF is funding. The next application deadline for the Competitive Grant program is set for January 22,2013. Letters of intent to apply for the January round of funding can be submitted at any time to the Foundation Office in Rock Rapids. An updated application form is available on The LCRF web site at (www.lyoncountyriverboatfoundation.org). The Lyon County Riverboat Foundation sets aside 50 % of its net receipts for the Competitive Grant Program. The remaining 50 % is divided into municipal, school, and county fund with half of those funds earmarked for the cities and county program and the other half distributed equally to the schools of Lyon County. The LCRF ls the nonprofit license holder for the Grand Falls Casino and Resort, which provides all of its funding. The casino is mandated by law to return a portion of its proceeds to the community.
|Entity||Total Project Amount||Purpose|
|City of Little Rock||$75,053||Old City Hall Renovation #1|
|Inwood Fire and Rescue||$68,119||Grass Rig — four cycles at $17,029|
|Good Samaritain Center of George||$50,110||Generator Replacement|
|Lyon County Economic Development||$50,000||Revolving Loans|
|GLR Schools||$30,000||Fire Escape|
|Sioux Falls En Access||$25,000||Rosewood Heights (Rock Rapids) Improvements|
|Lyon County Fair Association||$19,950||Electric Upgrade|
|City of Rock Rapids||$19,800||Island Park Playground Equipment|
|Little Rock EMS||$19,000||Power Load|
|City of George||$17,000||Renovation of Train Depot|
|City of Alvord||$14,202||Emergency Siren|
|United Church of Christ||$9,159||Food Pantry|
|Doon FWC||$8,595||Community Center Updates|
|Rock Rapids Kids Club||$8,000||Grant Writing|
|Fellowship Village||$7,920||Automatic Door Openers|
|Little Rock Town & Country Club||$6,390||Welcome Sign|
|City of Alvord||$4,433||Operal House Improvements|
|American Legion Buss/Johnson Post
|Lyon County Conservation Board||$769||Projector for Education|