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Economic Development

Grant Year Grantee Title Amount
2019 City of Council Bluffs Furthering Interconnections, Revitalization, Streetscapes, Transportation, and Aesthetics for a Vibrant Economy $500,000.00
2019 Iowa West Foundation Riverfront Revitalization $500,000.00
2019 Omaha Community Foundation Pottawattamie Gives 2019 $29,000.00
2019 Omaha Development Foundation Small Business and Entrepreneurial Development for Southwest Iowa $100,000.00
2019 City of Council Bluffs West Broadway Phase III $1,769,124.00
2019 City of Council Bluffs River’s Edge Parking Garage $300,000.00
2019 Iowa West Foundation Riverfront Revitalization $405,000.00
2018 Omaha Community Foundation Pottawattamie Gives $23,000.00
2018 Pottawattamie County County Economic Development $250,000.00
2018 Iowa West Foundation Riverfront Revitalization $595,000.00
2018 Omaha Sports Commission 2020 US Olympic Swim Trials – Rights Fee $50,000.00
2018 Greater Omaha Chamber Foundation Workforce Development Initiative $75,000.00
2018 Greater Omaha Chamber Foundation Prosper Omaha 2.0 $500,000.00
2017 City of Council Bluffs Loessfest 2017 $175,000.00
2017 Omaha Community Foundation Pottawattamie Gives 2017 $21,500.00
2017 City of Council Bluffs Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park Garage $2,000,000.00
2017 Mission Related Investments Playland Park Commercial Office Building $9,890,235.00
2017 Functionally Related Investments Playland Park Public Parking Garage $14,388,202.00
2017 Functionally Related Investments Hotel $8,836,997.00
2016 City of Council Bluffs Image Campaign $100,000.00
2016 Iowa West Foundation Fieldhouse USA @ MAC $3,500,000.00
2016 Greater Omaha Chamber Foundation Food Incubator $100,000.00
2015 Omaha Community Foundation Omaha Gives $21,500.00
2015 City of Council Bluffs Communications Officer $152,000.00
2015 City of Council Bluffs River’s Edge Park, Phase II, landing Park $1,515,000.00
2015 City of Council Bluffs Loessfest 2016 $175,000.00
2015 Omaha Community Foundation Pottawattamie Gives! 2016 $21,500.00
2014 City of Council Bluffs Riverfront Public Space Phase II $850,000.00
2014 Grameen America, Inc. Grameen America Omaha 2014-2015 Expansion $350,000.00
2014 City of Council Bluffs MAC Entertainment Attraction $100,000.00
2014 City of Council Bluffs 2015 Loess Fest at River’s Edge $175,000.00
2013 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Recapitalize Downtown Revitalization Fund $500,000.00
2013 Iowa Western Community College Foundation 2013-2014 Season Programming $35,000.00
2013 YMCA of Greater Omaha A 21st Century Recreational, Health/Wellness and Youth Development Hub in Downtown Council Bluffs $3,500,000.00
2013 City of Council Bluffs 2014 Loess Fest at River’s Edge $250,000.00
2013 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Recapitalize Downtown Revitalization Fund $800,000.00
2013 French Icarian Colony Foundation Phase IX, Development of the French Icarian Village $20,000.00
2013 New Community Development Corporation Construction WorkforceTraining $140,000.00
2013 Omaha Botanical Center, Inc. Railroad Days 2014 $25,000.00
2013 Greater Omaha Chamber Foundation Prosper Omaha – Leveraging Opportunities for the Region $2,200,000.00
2013 Downtown Omaha Inc. Foundation Holiday Lights Festival $15,000.00
2012 City of Harlan Shelby County Opportunity Promotion Enterprise $25,000.00
2012 Pottawattamie County 2012 CITIES Program Re-Capitalization $875,000.00
2012 Grameen America, Inc. 2012-2014 Expansion Project $150,000.00
2012 Omaha Performing Arts Society Web Enhancement Initiative $25,000.00
2012 Union Pacific Museum Association Outreach Program $72,500.00
2012 City of Council Bluffs Council Bluffs 2020 Initiative $200,000.00
2012 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Start up and Program Development -MSCB, Inc. $300,000.00
2012 Iowa Western Community College Foundation Workforce Alignment Collaborative $120,000.00
2012 Iowa Western Community College Foundation 2012-2013 Arts Center Programming $40,000.00
2012 Heartland Workers Center Building a Community that Works for All – Phase II: HWC Training Institute $17,000.00
2012 Heartland Workforce Solutions Inc. Regional Workforce Planning for Council Bluffs and Eastern NE $8,000.00
2012 Macedonia Historical Preservation Society Pioneer Trail Museum Expansion Phase I $51,025.00
2012 Pottawattamie County CITIES Program Evaluation- 2012 $20,000.00
2012 Pottawattamie County 2012 CITIES Program Re-Capitalization $1,274,059.00
2012 City of Council Bluffs River’s Edge Grand Opening Festivities $250,000.00
2012 City of Council Bluffs West Broadway Fund $1,250,000.00
2012 Bluffs Arts Council Operating Support Grant 2013 $25,000.00
2012 Omaha Botanical Center, Inc. Railroad Days 2013 $25,000.00
2012 Adams County Conservation Board Timber Ridge Campground Improvements $20,000.00
2012 Iowa Food Systems Council, Inc. Economic Development for Poultry and Fruit and Vegetable Growers in Western Iowa $5,000.00
2011 City of Council Bluffs Airport Business Park No. 1 $25,000.00
2011 Pottawattamie County 2011 CITIES Program Re-Capitalization $600,000.00
2011 City of Council Bluffs First Night 2012 $20,000.00
2011 Macedonia Historical Preservation Society MHPS Historic Preservation $4,500.00
2011 Heartland Workers Center Building a Community that Works for All $15,000.00
2011 Omaha Performing Arts Society Technology Capacity Building Initiative $20,000.00
2011 Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska Information Technology Interventions for Microenterprise Economic Development $38,601.00
2011 Union Pacific Museum Association Exhibit Update – Building of the Transcontinental Railroad $150,000.00
2011 Pottawattamie County Video Library Creation & Marketing Campaign $63,500.00
2011 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation PCDC 2012 Operating $200,000.00
2011 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Downtown Revitalization/Redevelopment $1,432,500.00
2011 Omaha Botanical Center, Inc. Railroad Days 2012 $25,000.00
2011 Heartland Center for Leadership Development HomeTown Competitiveness Strategic Plan Implementation for Rural Pottawattamie County $400,000.00
2010 Pottawattamie County 2010 CITIES Program Re-Capitalization $500,000.00
2010 Harrison County Conservation Board Phase II of the Lincoln Highway/Loess Hills Interpretive Center Project at the Harrison County HIstorical Village & Iowa Welcome Center near Missouri Valley $10,000.00
2010 City of Council Bluffs Council Bluffs Economic Development Initiative $150,000.00
2010 Iowa Western Community College Foundation 2010-2011 Programming $50,000.00
2010 Adams County Conservation Board Lake Icaria Playgrounds $20,000.00
2010 Grameen America, Inc. Grameen America Microloan Program Expansion in Omaha and Iowa $100,000.00
2010 Omaha Economic Development Corporation The Village Zone Strategy $25,000.00
2010 Omaha Botanical Center, Inc. Railroad Days 2011 $20,000.00
2010 Heartland Center for Leadership Development Capacity Building for Rural Pottawattamie County Community Leaders $100,000.00
2009 Pottawattamie County Pottawattamie County Wayfinding & Marketing Campaign $39,000.00
2009 Bluffs Arts Council Concert and Film Series 2009-2010 $9,500.00
2009 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Downtown Revitalization Fund $800,000.00
2009 French Icarian Colony Foundation Planning & Design French Icarian Village Visitors’ Center $25,000.00
2009 Harrison County Conservation Board Lincoln Highway/Loess Hills Interpretive Center at the Harrison County Historical Village and Iowa Welcome Center near Missouri Valley $32,000.00
2009 Nebraska Arts Council Creative Capitol Professional Development for Artists $4,500.00
2009 Omaha Performing Arts Society Orpheum Theater Sound System $50,000.00
2009 Pottawattamie County 2009 CITIES Program Recapitalization $170,000.00
2009 Midwest Women and Children’s Services Neighborhood Entrepreneurs $134,829.00
2009 Iowa Western Community College Foundation 2009-2010 Season Programming $60,000.00
2009 City of Council Bluffs First Night Council Bluffs 2010 $45,000.00
2009 City of Council Bluffs Council Bluffs Economic Development Initiative $150,000.00
2009 Bluffs Arts Council Festival of Trees 2009: It’s All About Creativity $4,500.00
2009 Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development Loess Hills National Scenic Byway Recreation Plan Study $5,000.00
2009 Fremont County Historical Society Fremont County Rodeo Museum Project $60,000.00
2009 Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Wabash TraceTrail Enhancement $30,000.00
2009 City of Council Bluffs Arena Operating Support $300,000.00
2009 Omaha Botanical Center, Inc. Railroad Days 2010 $18,000.00
2009 Chanticleer, Inc. Back to the Good Old Days Series $6,250.00
2009 Omaha Theater Company New Sound Reinforcement System for The Rose Theater $15,000.00
2009 Lenox Community Trust Lenox Community Center Development $10,000.00
2008 Pottawattamie County 2008 CITIES Program Re-Capitalization $400,000.00
2008 City of Council Bluffs First Night 2009 $45,000.00
2008 City of Avoca Economic Development Grant Program $125,000.00
2008 Pottawattamie County Economic Feasibility Analysis of the Gateway Commerce Portal $100,000.00
2008 Bluffs Arts Council Concert and Film Series 2008-09 $10,000.00
2008 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Downtown Revitalization Fund $500,000.00
2008 Iowa Western Community College Foundation 2008-2009 Programming $60,000.00
2008 City of Council Bluffs Council Bluffs Economic Development Initiative $150,000.00
2008 Pottawattamie County CITIES Fund Recapitalization- Fiscal Year 08-09 $760,000.00
2008 Bluffs Arts Council Festival of Trees: Celebrate the Arts $13,000.00
2008 Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development Update Corridor Management Plan for Loess Hills National Scenic Byway $24,750.00
2008 Chanticleer, Inc. Chanticleer Theater Improvement Needs $14,996.57
2008 Montgomery County Historical Society The Square: Early Years (Exhibit art/sculpture) $15,000.00
2008 Iowa Western Commmunity College NJCAA Division I National Volleyball Championship $20,000.00
2008 Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development Pottawattamie County Farm to Fork – Local Foods Coordinator $97,500.00
2008 Omaha Botanical Center, Inc. RAILROAD DAYS 2009 $20,000.00
2008 Historic General Dodge House, Inc. Museum Audio Tours $30,000.00
2007 Bluffs Arts Council Concert Series 2007-2008 $15,000.00
2007 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Downtown Revitalization Fund – 3 $2,000,000.00
2007 Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development Loess Hills Scenic Byway Brochure $34,000.00
2007 Omaha Botanical Center, Inc. Railroad Days in Council Bluffs and Omaha $25,000.00
2007 City of Carson City Website Development and City Needs Assessment Survey $1,300.00
2007 Corning Center for the Fine Arts CCFA Facility Completion $24,000.00
2007 Adams County Conservation Board Lake Icaria Improvements $50,000.00
2007 Omaha Area Youth Orchestras, Inc. Omaha Area Youth Orchestra Outreach concerts $5,000.00
2007 Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development Rural Development Resource Center (RDRC) $33,333.00
2007 City of Council Bluffs Council Bluffs Economic Initiative $350,000.00
2007 Pottawattamie County 2007 CITIES Program Re-Capitalization $1,300,000.00
2007 Iowa Western Community College Foundation 2007-2008 National Season Series $75,000.00
2007 Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development Growing a Regional Food System: Developing a Strategic Plan $20,000.00
2007 Pottawattamie County Community Foundation Community Foundation Start-Up $6,000,000.00
2007 City of Council Bluffs First Night $35,000.00
2007 City of Corning Adams County Aquatic Center $30,000.00
2007 Pottawattamie County Travel Corridor Marketing $62,500.00
2007 Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development Cultural Resources Study in the Loess Hills $74,850.00
2007 Artspace Projects, Inc. Harvester Artist Lofts $2,239,182.00
2006 City of Council Bluffs Bass Pro Arena Sports Promotion Fund $145,000.00
2006 Back to the River, Inc. Missouri River Pedestrian Bridge $1,500,000.00
2006 Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development Development of a “Day Tripping” Program $7,795.00
2006 West Pottawattamie Agriculture Extension District Nonprofit Management Academy Fellowship and Program Services Application $30,000.00
2006 Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Capacity Building Through Back Office Operations $6,990.00
2006 Pottawattamie County 2006 CITIES Program Re-Capitalization $1,000,000.00
2006 Pottawattamie County Loess Hills Lodge Educational Exhibits $93,960.00
2006 Bluffs Arts Council Concert Series 2006-2007 $18,000.00
2006 Bluffs Arts Council Bluffs Arts Council Competency Building $19,000.00
2006 Loess Hills Preservation Society, Inc. Autumn in the Bluffs 2006 $15,000.00
2006 Artspace Projects, Inc. Council Bluffs Artist Lofts $35,000.00
2006 City of Council Bluffs Arena Operating Support $300,000.00
2006 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation PCDC General Support $150,000.00
2006 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Downtown Revitalization Fund $1,000,000.00
2006 Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs 2007 homes for low and moderate income families. $220,000.00
2006 Omaha Theater Company The Nutcracker – development of a new version and refurbishment of the current version $25,000.00
2006 Corning Opera House Cultural Center Weatherproofing $9,800.00
2006 Union Pacific Museum Association Simulator Upgrade $47,500.00
2006 City of Council Bluffs Playland Park Master Planning $240,000.00
2006 City of Council Bluffs Mid-City Corridor Project $450,000.00
2006 City of Harlan College Park $200,000.00
2006 City of Underwood Comprehensive Plan $10,875.00
2006 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Site Development & Job Creation Initiative $335,000.00
2006 Midwest Women and Children’s Services Neighborhood Entrepreneurs $113,729.00
2006 Artspace Projects, Inc. Council Bluffs Artist Lofts $182,000.00
2006 Florence Futures East-West Gateway Master Plan for Historic Florence $9,000.00
2006 Municipal Homes, Inc Capacity Building Opportunity Request $25,000.00
2005 City of Council Bluffs Bass Pro Guaranty $17,000,000.00
2005 City of Council Bluffs Frito Lay redevelopment project $400,000.00
2005 Bluffs Arts Council 2005 Summer Arts Series $22,188.00
2005 Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Membership Director position $20,000.00
2005 City of Council Bluffs MAC $100,000.00
2005 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Growth Alliance $150,000.00
2005 City of Council Bluffs Chalet Motor Lodge redevelopment $1,000,000.00
2005 Pottawattamie County Countywide Tourism Promotion $50,000.00
2005 Renaissance Faire of the Midlands, Inc. 2006 Renaissance Faire of the Midlands $51,600.00
2005 Iowa West Foundation Human Services Campus Feasibility Study $87,500.00
2005 Iowa West Foundation Human Services Campus Feasibility Study $40,000.00
2005 Pottawattamie County Re-Capitalization of CITIES Program $245,000.00
2005 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Downtown Revitalization Fund $1,500,000.00
2004 City of Council Bluffs Playland Park & riverfront development $715,000.00
2004 City of Council Bluffs Bass Pro Development $3,000,000.00
2004 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation South Main Redevelopment $450,000.00
2004 Carson Business Club Roof & equipment at Dreamland Theatre $9,100.00
2004 Council Bluffs Community Betterment Foundation Image Campaign $50,000.00
2004 City of Council Bluffs Omaha Standard project. $1,650,000.00
2004 City of Council Bluffs Rehab and acquisition of property. $300,000.00
2004 City of Council Bluffs Phase III West Broadway Corridor Project $79,700.00
2004 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Growth Alliance. $150,000.00
2004 Council Bluffs Community Betterment Foundation Funding of convention & visitors bureau $100,000.00
2003 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Nonpareil Block redevelopment $497,473.00
2003 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation S Omaha Bridge RD & W Broadway Redevelopment $1,166,100.00
2003 City of Council Bluffs Mid City Railroad corridor $500,000.00
2003 Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital Johnson Pharmacy $1,778,500.00
2003 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Riverfront Development $4,500,000.00
2003 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation Growth Alliance $150,000.00
2003 Pottawattamie County Development Corporation South Main Redevelopment $327,139.00
2003 Carson Business Club Renovation of Dreamland Theater $10,560.00
2003 Council Bluffs Community Betterment Foundation Image Campaign Phase III $100,000.00
2003 Council Bluffs Community Betterment Foundation Convention & Visitors Bureau $100,000.00
1986-2003 Various Grants classified as “historic” prior to 2003 $41,315,169.00

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