Rock Rapids, Iowa — The Lyon County Riverboat Foundation (LCRF) has received a new round of grant applications.
According to the foundation’s executive assistant, Dave Childress, 27 applications were received by the foundation by the recent application deadline, requesting over $1.2 million with total project costs of over $17 million. The balance was provided as a match by the applying organization.
He says the applications will be reviewed later this month with the Award Ceremony to be held February 11, 2016 at the Events Center at Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort starting at 7:00 PM.
The foundation is the non-profit license holder for Grand Falls Casino, which provides the funds for LCRF to distribute. LCRF distributes the funds with two major grant programs (competitive/non-competitive). Each of these programs distributes 50% of the funding on an annual basis. Examples of projects that the LCRF has helped include: Alvord (upgrading the park), Doon (Fire station), George (camp ground expansion), Inwood (upgrades for park), Larchwood (improvement for the softball complex), Lester (Community Center), Little Rock (playground equipment), Rock Rapids (Flood Mitigation), County of Lyon (power cot for county ambulance),Central Lyon School (Fitness Center), George Little Rock CSD (Security system) and West Lyon CSD (Football stadium renovation).