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October 7, 2022

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Jessica O’Riley, Iowa Financial Improvement Authority


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Improve Iowa Board awards greater than $1 million in CAT and Sports activities Tourism grants

October 7, 2022 (DES MOINES, IA) – At yesterday’s assembly, the Improve Iowa Board awarded Neighborhood Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants totaling $1 million to pool tasks in Hubbard and Laurens and a Sports activities Tourism grant to Des Moines in help of the USA Archery Junior Olympic Archery Improvement (JOAD) Goal Nationals

The main points for the tasks receiving CAT grants comply with:

Mission Identify: Hubbard Pool, Hubbard

Whole Mission Price: $3,178,015

Quantity Awarded: $500,000

Mission Description: This venture contains the demolition of town’s present pool and development of a brand new 3,600-square-foot facility with two diving boards, a toddler slide, basketball hoop, volleyball web and ADA accessible onerous floor parking.

Mission Identify: Let’s Create a Splash Collectively – The Laurens Pool Mission, Laurens

Whole Mission Price: $2,976,469

Quantity Awarded: $500,000

Mission Description: This venture contains the development of a 3,100-square-foot swimming pool with 5 25-meter swimming lanes and a 1-meter diving tower, a brand new bathhouse and concession stand.

The main points for the venture receiving a Sports activities Tourism grant comply with:

Occasion Identify: USA Archery JOAD Goal Nationals, Des Moines

Occasion Dates: July 12-16, 2023

Whole Mission Funds: $47,070

Quantity Awarded: $23,535

Description: The Junior Olympic Archery Improvement Nationals is a USA Archery sanctioned occasion open to youth archers competing within the recurve, compound, mounted pins and barebow divisions. Occasion advertising and promotion will embody airport baggage declare and different airport signage the week of the occasion, digital billboards round Des Moines welcoming the group and customised Snapchat filters for attendees to make the most of and promote Des Moines whereas visiting.

The Improve Iowa Program gives monetary incentives to communities for the development of leisure, cultural, instructional or leisure amenities that improve the standard of life in Iowa. Thus far, 103 CAT grants have been awarded by the board, totaling $33,283,183. The following Improve Iowa Board assembly is scheduled for November 3, 2022.