SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – The Missouri River Historical Development awarded 31 local organizations more than $350,000 in grants at the Betty Strong Encounter Center.
The annual spring grants were awarded in five different categories, including education, community improvement, and tourism.
MRHD’s spring grants are funded through an agreement between the Hard Rock Casino and MRHD, which holds the gaming license in Woodbury County. Dakin Schultz, the president of MRHD, explained why these grant giveaways are important to Woodbury County.
“It’s tough to raise funds all of the time and you look at whether it’s a small grant, where it’s $1,500 or $15,000, for our larger ones today, it means a lot to these groups. They take the time and they do the work to put in the grants and we’re glad that we can help them out,” said Schultz.
As of Thursday, the Missouri River Historical Development has awarded $37 million in grants awarded to the Woodbury County community in the past 25 years.