The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) has announced grant awards totaling $40,000 for initiatives and activities that enhance quality of life for McKinney residents, attract visitors to the community and promote the City for the purpose of developing new or expanded business opportunities.
Each year, the MCDC board allocates funds for grants designed to promote the City of McKinney through events or other initiatives that support tourism, promote the city for the purpose of economic development and improve the quality of life and place.
Following submission of the grant applications, MCDC board members reviewed the requests for funding and heard presentations from each of the applicants describing the impact of their proposed programs on the local community.
Listed below are the grants awarded by McKinney Community Development Corporation at its February board meeting:
Heard Natural Science Museum – Heard Nature Festival Funding Amount: $2,000
Heritage Guild of Collin County – Farmers Market, Living History Weekends, Ice Cream Festival, Trolley Tours of Historic District Funding Amount: $15,000
Dallas Off-Road Bike Association – Two bike races in Erwin Park Funding Amount: $3,000
Kiwanis Club of McKinney – Historic McKinney Triathlon, Kids Triathlon, Fun Run Funding Amount: $5,000
McKinney Chamber of Commerce – McKinney First! Be vocal. Buy local. – promotional campaign Funding Amount: $15,000
Applications for the next cycle of promotional and community event grants will be accepted May 15 through June 29, 2012.
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