Iowa Governor Chet Culver announced the awarding of $6,327,000 in Vision Iowa grants to seven projects around the state on Wednesday, following the conclusion of the meeting of the Vision Iowa Board in Iowa City.
Among the projects selected to receive grants, which are funded from the Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) Fund of the Iowa Department of Economic Development, was The Performing Arts Center at the Galva- Holstein school. A request for $361,954 had been requested, and the amount awarded will be $350,000, contingent upon the completion of fundraising in 90 days.
The Performing Arts Center project includes the construction of a 400-seat performing arts center that will be directly connected to the Galva - Holstein High School building. The facility will have two levels, totaling approximately 12,000 square feet, and will include stage and seating areas, dressing rooms with multiple make up stations, rest rooms with a shower, a green room, prop and storage areas, and meeting and potential classroom space. The total project cost is estimated to be $2,358,854.
"Iowans statewide continue to be enriched by our rich recreational, cultural, entertainment, and educational opportunities," said Governor Culver. "Today's grants will help tell the story of Iowans' contributions to the country, and the world. I want to thank the applicants and the Vision Iowa Board for their dedication, their commitment, and their service, as we work together to build upon our great quality of life in Iowa."