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PACGDC Will Award Grants March 1

By Staff | Feb 14, 2008

Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC) has announced that it has received grant applications totaling $2,661,389 in requests. PACGDC has $1,586,903 to distribute in this cycle.

Ninety-six grant requests were received from more than 66 different organizations. Requests came from organizations in communities around the county, including Emmetsburg, Graettinger, Mallard, West Bend, Cylinder, Ruthven, Ayrshire, Curlew and Rodman. Each school district in the county was also represented. There were also several organizations that serve the county as a whole.

“We are pleased to have received so many applications in the second grant cycle,” stated Skip Wallace, PACGDC Board member.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us in these next few weeks. There will have to be some tough decisions when the amount requested so greatly exceeds our available funding. The good thing about this process is that it is not a one-time event. All organizations will have another opportunity to apply in a future cycle as well,” added board member Lloyd Petersen.

Grant awards will be announced to the public on March 1 at a celebration to be held at the Wild Rose Casino.

PACGDC distributes funds to deserving non-profit organizations in Palo Alto County with a mission to strengthen our communities for future generations by creating partnerships, leveraging resources, and being a catalyst in identifying and supporting community needs.