The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) has announced grant awards totaling $36,000 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 for McKinney residents.
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 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 McKinney Community Development Corporation:
–Especially Needed “2nd Annual Fall Carnival” $ 7,500
–Heard Natural Science Museum – “Dinosaurs Live” and
–“Holiday Trail of Lights” $ 5,000
–McKinney Combat Challenge – 2-day Challenge Event $15,000
–McKinney Rotary – 12th Annual Parade of Lights $ 3,500
–Crape Myrtle Trails – “Run the Trails” event $ 5,000*
*Funding for the Crape Myrtle Trails event included reallocation of unused grant funds previously awarded to Crape Myrtle Trails in the amount of $4,445, and $555 in additional dollars.
“The members of the McKinney Community Development Corporation board of directors recognize the significant contributions made by these organizations and events on behalf of the community and we are excited about the opportunity to support initiatives that 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 Nov. 1 through Dec. 16, 2011.