From the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs www.culturalaffairs.org
Decorah’s Trout Run Trail amongst 17 Iowa great places funding
(DES MOINES, Iowa) – Governor Chet Culver and Lt. Governor Patty Judge today announced that 17 cities and counties across the state will receive 23 Iowa Great Places grants totaling $1.9 million.
Now in its fifth year, Iowa Great Places is an initiative that combines state resources with local assets to help Iowans make their communities, regions, districts or neighorhoods great places to live, work and raise a family.
“With these grants, communities are taking their next steps in fulfilling their agreements with the state as part of the Iowa Great Places program,” Governor Culver said. “As Governor, I am pleased that state resources are being combined with local assets to improve the quality of life in these communities and create economic opportunities.”
“As I have traveled the state, I have seen the many unique and interesting things that make our state a great place,” said Lt. Governor Judge. “These funds will be instrumental in helping Iowa’s Great Place communities continue their work of highlighting all that Iowa has to offer.”
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs awarded $1.9 million to the following Iowa Great Places: Adams County, Appanoose County, Charles City, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Decorah, Dubuque, Fairfield, Guttenberg, Jackson County, Marquette-McGregor, Mason City, Perry, Spencer, Valley Junction, Warren County and West Union.
State agencies continue to work with Iowa Great Places to achieve their visions by identifying technical assistance and existing programs such as grant and financial aid programs.
Following is the list of Iowa Great Places funding announced today:
Adams County: Corning Opera House & Cultural Center – $20,000
Adams County: French Icarian Colony – $25,000
Adams County: Lake Icaria Improvements – $23,100
Appanoose County: Lelah Bradley Playing Fields – 150,000
Charles City: Riverfront Park Development – $179,450
Council Bluffs: Pedestrian Bridge Plaza Park – $43,164
Davenport: Centennial Park Sprayground – $100,000
Davenport: Front Porch Parkway – $100,000
Decorah: Trout Run Trail – $200,000
Dubuque: Millworking District Streetscape – $150,000
Fairfield: Bikeway/Walkway Plan – $45,000
Fairfield: Fairfield Loop Trail – $15,000
Fairfield: Maasdam Barns Restoration – $10,000
Guttenberg: Guttenberg Marina – $75,000
Jackson County: Copper Creek Trail – $100,000
Marquette-McGregor: Ina Maka Park – $50,000
Mason City: Park Inn & City National Bank Building – $89,286
Perry: Downtown Revitalization – $80,000
Spencer: Grand Enhancements – $80,000
Spencer: Spencer Community Theatre Remodel & Expansion – $85,000
Valley Junction: Historic City Hall – $20,000
Warren County: Memorial Park Amphitheatre – $100,000
West Union: Green Pilot Streetscape Project – $160,000
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is responsible for developing the state’s interest in the areas of the arts, history and other cultural matters with the advice and assistance from its two divisions: the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council. DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them. It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa. More information about DCA is available at www.culturalaffairs.org.
Read Full Post »