At yesterday’s meeting, the Enhance Iowa Board awarded $430,000 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to a library in Waverly and a splash pad in Webster City.
Details for the projects receiving CAT grants follow:
Project Name: Make Room for Renewal, Waverly
Total Project Cost: $2,760,132
Amount Awarded: $375,000
Project Description: This expansion and renovation of the Waverly Public Library will include the extension of the footprint for the children’s area, the installation of a “story tree” art sculpture, the addition of approximately 1,200 square feet for a dedicated teen room, the renovation of conference space and surrounding area, and the complete renovation of the library interior to better fit the current needs of the community.
Project Name: Webster City East Twin Park Splash Pad, Webster City
Total Project Cost: $423,511
Amount Awarded: $55,000
Project Description: The project will construct a zero-depth, ADA-accessible splash pad with several zones consisting of 20 water features that cater to different age groups. Also included in the project are sidewalk paths to connect to the existing park and a new park shelter.
The Enhance Iowa Program provides financial incentives to communities for the construction of recreational, cultural, educational or entertainment facilities that enhance the quality of life in Iowa. To date, 130 CAT grants have been awarded by the board, totaling $43,260,023. The next Enhance Iowa Board meeting is scheduled for November 2, 2023.
For more information, contact:
Iowa Economic Development Authority