More than $630,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Danville, Mills County

Written by Theresa Rose on April 9, 2015

April 8, 2015 (Des Moines) – The Vision Iowa Board awarded $633,000 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to a library in Danville and a community center in Mills County. The grants were approved by the Vision Iowa Board at their meeting in Algona today.
The following projects were approved for grants awarded from the Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) Fund:
Danville Station, Danville
Total Project Cost: $678,057
Amount Requested: $153,405
Amount Awarded: $153,000
Award Contingencies: Completed fundraising within 60 days
Project Description: This project includes the purchase and renovation of a building to house a visitor’s center, full-service library, computer lab, museum displays and Anne Frank exhibit.
Mill County Charles E. Lakin Community Center, Malvern
Total Project Cost: $2,540,536
Amount Requested: $759,133
Amount Awarded: $480,000
Award Contingencies: Completed fundraising within 120 days
Project Description: This project includes the construction of an approximately 16,000-square-foot community center with a large multi-purpose room, kitchen and catering area and meeting spaces.
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, 400 CAT awards have been granted by the board, totaling $151,358,089. The next Vision Iowa Board meeting is scheduled for May 13, 2015, in Des Moines.