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RDA Fall Grants


A major grant will support the Quad City Symphony Orchestra through 2018. Monday the Riverboat Development Authority handed out its fall grants, including 30,000 dollars a year for three years for the symphony's Masterworks concerts.

The RDA owns the license for the Rhythm City casino, and distributes a share of the casino's revenue each year to non-profit, civic, and government organizations. 

The 52 new grants total 854,000 dollars - for economic development, human services, and arts, culture, and education.

Other major grants announced Monday include 35,000 dollars for Bethany for Children and Families, and 20,000 to Big Brothers-Big Sisters for its Youth Career and Employment Initiative.

WVIK will receive 25,000 for Challengers Circle incentive funding - the money is used to match pledges from local listeners, which in turn helps the station leverage grants from state and federal governments. 

Monday's RDA board meeting at the Figge Museum in Davenport.