Friday , 15 December 2017

MCDC Awards $40,000 in Promotional and Community Event Grants

The McKinney Community Development Corporation 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.

The mission of the McKinney Community Development Corporation is to work proactively, in partnership with others to promote and fund community and economic development projects that maintain and enhance the quality of life in McKinney.

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

“The members of the McKinney Community Development Corporation board of directors recognize the positive impact seen in the community as a result of the initiatives and events created by these organizations.  We are excited about the opportunity to support grants to enhance quality of life and support tourism and economic development in McKinney,” said Tracy Rath, MCDC Board Chair.

Applications for the next cycle of promotional and community event grants will be accepted May 15 through June 29, 2012. 

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