January 13, 2016 (Des Moines)
At today’s meeting, the Vision Iowa Board approved $778,601 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to the Iowa Quilt Museum in Winterset, Dragoon Trace Nature Center in Ringgold County, the Garner Public Library, an aquatic center in Lake City, a splash pad in Bristow and sports complexes in Dike and Carroll.
Carroll’s Merchant Park Redevelopment project includes the replacement of benches, the widening of stairs and the installation of handrails and new ADA handicap accessible seating; renovation of under-stadium restrooms; plaza redevelopment; and historic displays at Carroll’s historic Merchants Park Baseball Stadium. The total project cost is $850,000 and the amount requested and awarded from the Vision Iowa Board was $133,766. The award contingencies are that fundraising is completed within 30 days.
The Vision Iowa Program provides financial incentives to communities for the construction of recreational, cultural, educational or entertainment facilities that enhance the quality of life in Iowa. Currently, 412 CAT awards have been granted by the board, totaling $153,443,436. The next Vision Iowa Board meeting is tentatively scheduled forFebruary 10, 2016, in Des Moines.
Information from this post was pulled from the press release that can be found here.