BOARD ACTION: More than $400,000 Awarded in CAT Grants to Two Projects

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Jessica O'Riley, Enhance Iowa, Iowa Economic Development Authority
515.725.3085
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More than $400,000 awarded in CAT grants to two projects
 
July 13, 2017 (Des Moines) – The Enhance Iowa Board awarded $412,005 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to two projects. The Enhance Iowa Board approved the grants at a meeting in Urbandale.

The following projects were approved for awards:

Briggs Woods Conference Center, Webster City
Total Project Cost: $2,042,460
Amount Requested: $350,000
Award Amount: $350,000

Project Description: This project includes the construction of a conference center with capacity to hold 350 people, additional meeting space for 30 that can function as a food service space, office space, restrooms, a commercial kitchen and storage areas.

King Theatre Renovation, Ida Grove

Total Project Cost: $419,099
Amount Requested: $62,005
Award Amount: $62,005

Project Description: This project includes expanding the lobby, installing new ADA compliant restrooms and redesigning the ticket taking and concession areas of the historic King Theatre.

The Enhance 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. To date, 19 CAT awards have been granted by the board, totaling $5,803,302. The next Enhance Iowa Board meeting is scheduled for August 9, 2017, in Washington.

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