The Missouri River Historical Development is handing out more than a million dollars in special grants to local non-profit groups.
The grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.
They were handed out Wednesday afternoon to 20 Siouxland organizations.
The largest grant was awarded to the Woodbury County Library, which received $100,000 for a bookmobile.
There were other notable projects that received money as well.
“One to the Plymouth County Conservation for playground equipment, one to the City of Kingsley for playground. We’re starting to do a little more of that. That’s part of the mix and it makes the selection really tough.” says Mark Monson, president of the Missouri River Historical Development .
The Missouri River Historical Development is a non-profit organization itself which has the license to operate gambling in Woodbury County. They lease that license to the Hard Rock which generates the grant funding.