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Davenport Awarded $2.3 Million for Housing Development PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Wednesday, 30 July 2008 01:59

Davenport has been awarded $2.3 million under the Department of Housing & Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships programs. The $1.7 million awarded to HOME will provide formula grants to fund a wide range of activities that build, buy, and rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or ownership or provide direct assistance to low-income people. The $644,670 awarded to CDBG will be used develop viable communities by providing housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

 

 
Davenport Library Receives State Accreditation PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Wednesday, 23 July 2008 02:00

The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Davenport Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation. Of Iowa's 543 public libraries, 331 - including the Davenport Public Library - are accredited. The Davenport library has been recognized for its efforts in all areas of library administration, including governance and funding; staffing; library collection; services; public relations; and access and facilities. The accreditation is valid through June 30, 2011. Accredited libraries receive a higher rate of compensation through the State Library of Iowa's Enrich Iowa/Direct State Aid program.

 

 
“Journey of Hope” Coming to Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 July 2008 02:13

On Wednesday, July 23, a team of cyclists participating in the "Journey of Hope" will arrive in Davenport as part of a nine-week, 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The team expects to arrive in the afternoon and then have dinner and a friendship visit, with details to be determined, at 4:30 p.m. The Journey of Hope is a program of Push America, the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, which raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The Journey of Hope team consists of men from Pi Kappa Phi chapters across the country. The team will cycle an average of 75 miles per day, beginning in San Francisco and ending in Washington, DC, on August 16. For more information about this event or more on Push America's summer programs, contact Adam Phillips at (704) 504-2400 extension 160 or visit (http://www.pushamerica.org).

 

 
Funding Obtained for Scott Community College Road PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 02:02

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative Bruce Braley (D-IA) have announced that $451,290 has been secured for Scott Community College to construct a connector road from the south end of College Loop Drive to a second entrance at US 67. The funds will also be used to make intersection improvements to US 67. A second route is important to the college for safety as well as to reduce congestion.

 

 
Blues Moves to the Streets PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Wednesday, 02 July 2008 02:20

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society has announced that it's taking the IH Mississippi Valley Blues Festival to the streets of downtown Davenport July 3 through 5. The festival is being relocated from its LeClaire Park "home location" because of flooding. Acts scheduled for the tent stage will perform at the Adler Theatre, and the main stage will be located at Second Street and Pershing Avenue. For more information, see the official festival guide inside this issue or visit (http://www.mvbs.org).

 

 
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