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Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) Grant

Grants to Scott County, Iowa Nonprofits, Agencies,
IHEs, and Schools to Benefit Local Residents

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Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA)

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 11:59 PM


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Grants to Scott County, Iowa nonprofits, local governments, agencies, IHEs, and schools to address the needs of community residents. For reference, previously funded areas included education, conservation, disabilities, historic preservation, fire and rescue, housing, law enforcement, libraries, medical, museums, park and recreation, seniors, social services, veterans, and youth services. The SCRA is also supportive of gaming addiction programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175270

Term of Contract:

Each grant must be for a defined program or project which must commence within twelve months of the grant cycle approving such grant (June 1 or December 1). Grant funds must be expended within the same time frame and invoiced to SCRA within 60 days after the grant cycle ends.

In the event the project cannot be completed within the twelve month period, the organization must submit a written request for an extension prior to the expiration date specifying valid reasons.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualifications for Organizations to Receive Grants:

A. The Nonprofit organization must possess 501(c)(3) status under the U.S. IRS Code, or be a government entity, or education institution. ALL NON-PROFIT applicants IRS 501(c)(3) designation will be confirmed by SCRA through the Guidestar feature of the online application system.

B. The organization must serve residents of Scott County and the grant must be used for services to Scott County residents.

C. The organization must be incorporated or chartered or authorized to do business in the state of its principal place of business or chartered or licensed by the U. S. Government. ALL NON-PROFIT applicants must maintain legal existence and remain in good standing with the state of its principal place of business.

D. The organization must have a local office and a local corporate board of directors with a significant number of members who are residents of Scott County.

Limitations on Grants:

A. Grants will not be made to individuals, including scholarships.

B. Grants will not be made to political causes, political candidates or lobbying efforts.

C. Grants will not be made to support endowment funds.

D. Grants will not be made to fund an organization’s operating deficits, or ongoing operating expenses.

E. SCRA does not normally fund personnel expenses, except for outside contracted services for specific projects. Personnel expenses include salaries and benefits for part or full time employees.

F. Grants will not be made for expenses of fund raising campaigns

G. According to the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission, no licensee or qualified sponsoring organization shall make a distribution to any organization that has an employee, officer or director who is a member of the commission. This provision does not apply to employees, officers, directors or trustees of political subdivisions or their affiliated agencies or boards. No commissioner shall express, or otherwise attempt to influence, a qualified sponsoring organization as to the commissioner’s preference for a potential grantee.

H. All grants in the amount of $100,000 or more will comply with the SCRA multi-cycle grant policy and are subject to continued revenue receipts from the Isle of Capri Casino - Bettendorf. Organizations will notify the SCRA Board of their intent to submit a grant during the current grant cycle prior to the submission of the grant and request an appointment for discussion with the board.

Process for Education Applications:

A. All public school applications must be submitted through the Principal and forwarded to a District Review Committee which will prioritize all District grant applications for each grant cycle. The Review Committee will consist equally of administrators, teachers, parents and students.

B. All applications must be approved by the Principal and Superintendent of the District.

C. All grants submitted by organizations, such as PTA, PTO, booster clubs, other school clubs etc., affiliated with schools and the school districts are required to be submitted to the school districts priority committee for evaluation and prioritizing and must be signed by the principal and superintendent. This includes organizations that have independent 501(c)(3) designation.

D. All non-public schools and related school organizations must have a review committee to prioritize grant requests in compliance with “A” above.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadlines for submission of applications are April 1 and October 1 each year (unless the 1st of the month falls on a Saturday or Sunday – submission must be made by 11:59 p.m. on the preceding Friday).

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in late May and November through the SCRA application portal.

Payment will be made to the grant recipient upon receipt of vendor invoice(s) or signed bid(s)/contract(s). Acceptable reimbursement documentation must be submitted by accessing the invoice agreement assigned to the grant recipient’s account in the online grant portal.

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For reference, you may view examples of previous grant awards here:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Questions concerning the Grant Application process may be submitted to Karen at (563) 344-2626 or by e-mail at

Scott County Regional Authority
P.O. Box 474
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

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USA: Iowa: Scott County