McKINNEY, Texas (Sept. 15, 2015) – The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) has announced grant awards totaling $47,000 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 MCDC 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.
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 MCDC at its August board meeting:
- North Collin County Habitat for Humanity – Monster Mash Birthday Bash at the ReStore (2060 Couch Dr.) on Oct. 17
Funding Amount: $4,000
- McKinney Main Street – Home for the Holidays in Historic Downtown McKinney (111 N. Tennessee St.) onNov. 27-29
Funding Amount: $15,000
- Holy Family School – Believe! Run at Mitchell Park (300 W. Louisiana St.) on Nov. 28
Funding Amount: $4,500
- Chestnut Square Historic Village – Holiday Tour of Homes at Chestnut Square (315 S. Chestnut Sq.) from Dec. 5-6
Funding Amount: $5,600
- McKinney Rotary Club – 2015 Rotary Parade of Lights in Historic Downtown McKinney (111 N. Tennessee St.) on Dec. 12
Funding Amount: $5,500
- St. Peter’s Episcopal Church – Empty Bowls benefitting Community Lifeline Center at the McKinney Performing Arts Center (111 N. Tennessee St.) on April 16, 2016
Funding Amount: $7,000
- Chestnut Square Historic Village – Tour de Coop Chicken Coop Tour in McKinney Historic District onApril 30, 2016
Funding Amount: $5,400
“Local dining and shopping in McKinney enables the McKinney Community Development Corporation to fund project and promotional grants that support tourism and business development. The members of the MCDC board of directors recognize the positive impact seen in the community as a result of these events and welcome the opportunity to support organizations that support tourism and business activity and enhance quality of life in McKinney,” said Scott Elliott, MCDC Board Chair.
Each year, the MCDC board allocates a small portion of the annual budget for grants designed to promote the City of McKinney through events or other initiatives, support new or expanded business opportunities and tourism and improve the quality of life in the community.
Applications for the next cycle of promotional and community event grants will be accepted through Dec. 30.
City of McKinney Press Release