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BOARD ACTION: $800,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Two Projects

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Jessica O'Riley
Vision Iowa, Iowa Economic Development Authority
515.725.3085
visioniowa@iowa.gov
 
$800,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Two Projects 
 

April 13, 2016 (Iowa City) – The Vision Iowa Board awarded $800,000 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to a park project in Johnston and an aquatic center in Correctionville. The grants were approved by the Vision Iowa Board at today’s meeting in Iowa City.

The following projects were approved for grants from the Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) Fund:

Terra Lake Improvement, Johnston
Total Project Cost: $4,403,750
Amount Requested: $728,564
Amount Awarded: $700,000
Award Contingencies: Completion of fundraising within 30 days.
Project Description: This project includes the construction of an open-air amphitheater, a picnic shelter large enough to accommodate groups of 150 people with attached restrooms, a lakefront shelter, fishing pier and multi-use play area. Existing parking lots will be enlarged, improvements will be made to trails and sidewalks and new landscaping will be added throughout Terra Park.

Correctionville Area Aquatic Center, Correctionville
Total Project Cost: $943,000
Amount Requested: $100,000
Amount Awarded: $100,000
Award Contingencies: Completion of fundraising within 30 days.

Project Description: This project includes the reconstruction of the existing piping for the pool and pool deck. The current wading pool will be replaced with a zero-depth entry wading pool with attached receiving area for the new waterslide. The main pool will receive a new liner, new stairs and ADA compliant chair lift.

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, 418 CAT awards have been granted by the board, totaling $155,707,674. The next Vision Iowa Board meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 11, 2016, in Winterset.

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