Past Grants

Organization NameProcess NameProject NameAmount AwardedRequest SummaryYear
Greater Ottumwa Partners in ProgressStrategic GrantGOPIP Consolidation Project$549,000Collaboration, alignment, and consolidation of the economic and community development efforts for a more effective use of resources, fund raising, and unified message branding. GOPIP will be the overarching umbrella for Ottumwa Economic Development Corp., Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce, Ottumwa CVB, Main Street Ottumwa, and Bridge View Center, Inc. 2020
Ottumwa Habitat for HumanityBICEFOttumwa Habitat for Humanity$15,000To provide affordable housing for needy families and beautify and enhance current neighborhoods2011
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaBICEFInclusive Fitness Initiative$22,000To assist YMCA in providing the community equal access to health & wellness activities2011
Food Bank of IowaBICEFNew Freezer$25,000To assist FB of SI in their efforts to provide nutritious meals to families in Southeast Iowa2011
Midwest Little LeagueBICEFMidwest Little League Park Improvement Project$7,500To support efforts to provide a safe environment to promote healthy youth sports activities in our community. Funding for new roofs for 2 dugouts and concession stand located at the Midwest Little League ballfield.2011
Gothic Area Tourism of EldonBICEFTrail Link$9,000Funding for completion of block section that will link two trails- bike pedestrian trail from the American Gothic House to the Des Moines River.2011
Batavia Volunteer Fire DepartmentBICEFJaws of Life$23,000Purchase new Jaws of Life equipment2011
Heartland Humane Society LtdBICEFOutdoor Dog Kennels Replacement$8,750Purchase new kennels2011
Ecumenical Lord's CupboardBICEFFood and Hygiene Expansion$15,000Expansion of shelf stable foods and addition of hygiene products to current inventory2011
Court Hill Preservation AssociationBICEFRestoration of 630 N Court St$9,750Support in renovation costs for 630 N Court St preservation project.2011
Wapello County Trails CouncilBICEFTrail Enhancement Project$15,000To enhance and expand the current trail system.2011
Eldon Depot Committee IncBICEFHVAC for the Eldon Depot$6,000Purchase furnace and central air conditioning unit for the Eldon Deport2012
First Resources CorporationBICEFHope House$30,000Funding for materials to complete a 16' x 24' addition and 200' privacy fence for Hope House2012
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaBICEFOpen Access-Inclusive Fitness Phase Two$17,500Funding for accessibility upgrades to facility specifically surrounding handicap accessible changing rooms, ADA compliant restrooms and increased safety and accessibility to pool. 2012
Heartland Pregnancy CenterBICEFUpdate and Expand Meeting Space$2,500Update client rooms to promote "Earn While You Learn" curriculum through purchase of TVs and chairs.2012
Hillcrest Family ServicesBICEFHighland Place$12,000Improve appearance of the residential care facility level for psychiatric-disabled adults through the purchase of various furniture items.2012
Iowa Babe Ruth Leagues IncBICEFJohnson Field Improvements$6,000Assist Iowa Babe Ruth League in Johnson Field safety and aesthetic improvements2012
Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of AmericaBICEFStrother's Lodge and Foster Acres Improvements$9,000Replacement of defective roof at Strother's Lodge and purchase a waterless, composting latrine.2012
Heartland Humane Society LtdBICEFOutdoor Dog Replacement Kennels$8,000Purchase new kennels2012
Ecumenical Lord's CupboardBICEFSummer Food Project$10,000Provide additional food items to families of school age children for the summer2012
Southeast Iowa Symphony OrchestraBICEF2012 Kidsymphony Concert for Families$2,000Support for 2012 Kidsymphony Concert for Families2012
Tenco IndustriesBICEFAccessible Ramp to River Walk$11,000Provide funding for ADA compliant ramp to make riverwalk wheelchair accessible2012
Wapello County 4-H Exposition IncBICEFWapello County Horse 4-H Project$8,000Assist with the purchase of a trailer for storage and outdoor sound system for shows.2012
Wapello County Historical SocietyBICEFUpdating Electrical System of the Wapello County Historical Museum$18,000Update electrical system in the historical museum2012
Little League Baseball IncBICEFBuilding for the Future$10,000Funding for construction/renovation materials to secure a safe, dry building for equipment storage.2012
American Home Finding AssociationBICEFChild Welfare Emergency Services$30,000Improvements in the child welfare emergency services facilities2012
Food Bank of IowaBICEFWarehouse Updates$25,407New lighting, ceiling fans and switch sensor in warehouse and windows in office for more energy efficiency. 2012
Gothic Area Tourism of EldonBICEFEldon Green Space Clearing$5,600Clear and beautify 10 acres of river front property within the city limits of Eldon2012
Iowa Legal AidBICEFEnhanced Services Through Technology$2,708funding to purchase laptop computer, DLP projector, portable scanner and wireless pen tablet to provide quality legal representation to low income individuals and families in Wapello County.2012
Ottumwa High School Music Boosters IncBICEFOHS Instrumental Music$13,211Purchase a new set of timpani drums for the OHS music program2012
Ottumwa Immigration and Learning CenterBICEFCapacity Building Project$10,000Provide immigration training, funds for marketing, staff compensation and language learning software2012
Ottumwa Symphony OrchestraBICEFTimpani Replacement$6,605Purchase new timpani set for the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra2012
Wapello County Trails CouncilBICEFSecure Our Trails$15,000Purchase an electric all-terrain vehicle for the police department to patrol the trail system2012
Southern Iowa Family Planning ClinicBICEFLatino Community Integration Project$1,400Assist with expenses related the a Clinic Interpreter participating in a Guatemala Educational Travel Seminar2012
Serve Our YouthBICEFCommunity Based Mentoring for Kids$6,344Support of a community based mentoring program for kids which provides positive adult relationships to approximately 50 high-risk youth in the Ottumwa area2012
Southern Iowa Mental Health CenterBICEFEvans All-Stars Potential Achievers$13,725All Stars Potential Achievers promotes youth education (7th & 8th grade) in the areas of substance abuse, premature sexual activity, fighting and delinquency. 2012
Tenco IndustriesBICEFTenco Can Redemption Upgrade$20,000Purchase of a glass crusher and conveyor equipment that will enable Tenco to maintain and improve recycling operations within the organization.2012
Ottumwa Progress IncBICEFDowntown Flower Basket and Banner Program$8,381Assist with the purchase of a maintenance vehicle to be used to maintain the beautification efforts downtown.2012
Eldon Fire and RescueBICEFWater Rescue Project$15,000To assist with the purchase of water rescue team equipment2012
Ottumwa Public Library FoundationBICEFOttumwa Public Library Tuck Pointing Project$11,786Tuck pointing the exterior brick of the Ottumwa Public Library2012
Girl Scouts of Greater IowaBICEFRobotics Summer Day Camp$10,520Support for the Robotics Summer Day camp2012
Gothic Area Tourism of EldonBICEFRock Island Park Sidewalk Replacement$9,570Replace sidewalks in Rock Island Park for improved safety and aesthetics2012
Ecumenical Lord's CupboardBICEFHoliday Hunger Project$5,000Assist with purchase of extra food items for families with children during the holiday season2012
Ottumwa High School Music Boosters IncBICEFSimon Estes$2,500Help support cultural event w/Simon Estes performing2012
Heartland Humane Society LtdBICEFOutdoor Kennel Replacement$12,450Replacement of outdoor dog kennels2012
Tenco IndustriesBICEFPaper Shredding Equipment Replacement$9,700Replace paper shredding equipment2012
Ottumwa Progress IncBICEFMarket On Main- Green Space$30,000Create a nice green space at Market on Main were patrons my relax and eat outdoors2013
First Resources CorporationBICEFHope House$30,000Support of Hope House2013
Seton Catholic SchoolBICEFSeton Afterschool Program$20,000Funding to support educational opportunities for preschool and elementary school students through after-school programming2013
American Home Finding AssociationBICEFAmerican Home Finding Child Care Center$21,000Support of the day care center at Ottumwa High School2013
American National Red CrossBICEFAmerican Red Cross- Community Resiliency$10,000Support purchase and installation of dual sensor fire detectors with 10 year lithium batteries within the City of Ottumwa by trained Ottumwa Fire Department personnel2013
Best Buddies International IncBICEFBest Buddies Iowa Ottumwa High Expansion Project$5,000Support expansion of the Best Buddies Ottumwa Chapter within Ottumwa High School2013
Iowa Special Olympics IncBICEFSpecial Olympics Iowa Ottumwa Bulldogs$3,600Support the Ottumwa Bulldogs Special Olympics Team. Funding can be used for practice fees,facilities, equipment, uniforms, program development travel and coaches training.2013
Friends of Lake Wapello State ParkBICEFDump Cart and Gravel$6,000Purchase a dump cart and gravel so DNR park employees can maintain and improve Lake Wapello State Park2013
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaBICEFGrowing Community Connections$5,500Support the Growing Community Connections project through funding of computer upgrade2013
AHEAD IncBICEFAHEAD Regional Housing Trust Fund$15,000Provide local matching funds to leverage SHTF dollars. Housing programs include owner-occupied housing rehab, rental rehab, tenant based rent/utility assistance and special projects fund.2013
Greater Ottumwa Vocal Arts Project IncBICEFPeter Pan musical support$3,000Support for Peter Pan musical at the American Gothic Performing Arts Festival2013
Victory RanchBICEFHearts & Horses Summer Program$10,290Program funding for 2013 Hearts & Horses summer day camp for children and youth dealing with grief issues through equestrian therapy2013
Friends of Iowa CASA and ICFCRBBICEFThe CASA and ICFCRB Program$10,000Funding to support volunteer recruitment efforts for CASA and FCRB programs2013
Children and Families of IowaBICEFCFI Community Partnerships for Protecting Children Support Initiatives$30,000Funding supports various programs of the Wapello County Community Partnership for Protecting Children2013
Ottumwa Athletic Club IncBICEFSwim Team Scoreboard$7,500New video scoreboard at The Beach Ottumwa2013
Wesley United Methodist ChurchBICEFIowa Justice for our Neighbors$10,000Funding for JFON to hold monthly legal clinics to assist low-income immigrants in their immigration process2013
Blakesburg Historical Preservation SocietyBICEFBathroom Construction$11,000Funding for construction of ADA compliant restroom in new Blakesburg Museum2013
Ecumenical Lord's CupboardBICEFContinued Food Stability$10,000Funding for food items to be provided to the Ecumenical Lords Cupboard2013
Wapello County Sheriff's ReserveBICEFWapello County Sheriff's Reserve Communications Interoperability Project$15,782Replacement of current Reserve radios which are analog and will soon be obsolete with (10) P25 digital radios2013
Wapello County Historical SocietyBICEFShining a Bright Light on Ottumwa's Treasures$18,500Funding for new installation and ceiling tile in bus & train areas in addition to installation of new aluminum windows and glass doors.2013
Southeast Iowa Symphony OrchestraBICEFEducational concert for Ottumwa School Students$3,000Support for Educational Concert for Ottumwa Schools2013
American Home Finding AssociationBICEFChild Welfare Emergency Services (Emergency Shelter Care)$9,210Funding for Mandt training, security alarm system and YMCA programming for Child Emergency Services2013
Gothic Area Tourism of EldonBICEFSeeding$3,239Funding for dirt work and seeding of trail shoulders and open park area2013
Bridge View Center IncBICEFDigital Sound System$25,000Assistance with purchase of a new sound system for the Bridge View Center2013
Seton Catholic SchoolBICEFPreschool Expansion Project$29,743Funding for expansion of the preschool/daycare program at Seton Catholic School2013
Ottumwa Athletic Club IncBICEFOttumwa Youth Basketball Program$4,000Assistance with funding for Ottumwa Youth Basketball program2013
Ecumenical Lord's CupboardBICEFHoliday Food Baskets and Technology$10,000Purchase of computer for Lord's Cupboard as well as additional food and hygiene items for holiday food baskets2013
Food Bank of IowaBICEFMatching Funds for State of Iowa grant$25,000Matching fund request for State of Iowa grant2013
Tenco IndustriesBICEFWheel Chair Accessible Van$10,000Financial assistance to purchase a wheel chair accessible van2013
Bridge View Center IncBICEFLED Theatrical Lighting system, directional signage and table covers$20,000Financial assistance to purchase LED theatrical lighting system2013
Latinas Latinos al Exito IncBICEFLatinas Latinosal Exito Ottumwa Commitment to School Success$9,800Funding for "Commitment to School Success" program in Ottumwa2013
Indian Hills Community College Development CorporationBICEF10th Annual Diversity Conference$3,000Financial support of the 10th Annual Diversity Conference at IHCC2013
HospiceBICEFHospice House Residential Care$30,000Support of the Hospice House Residential Care facility2013
Ottumwa Public Library Friends IncBICEFOttumwa Public Library Microfilm Reader Project$5,520Financial support for a digital film scanner2013
The Salvation ArmyBICEFReplacement of Lighting and Upgrading of A/C at the Thrift Store$8,700Replace lighting and A/C unit at the Thrift Store2013
Wapello County's McHaffey Opera HouseBICEFRestoration of Painted and Stenciled Walls$5,700Restoration of paint and stenciling in McHaffey Opera House2013
Ottumwa High School Music Boosters IncBICEFBeginner Orchestra Instruments$3,000Support to purchase beginner orchestra instruments for use at Ottumwa High School2013
Ottumwa High School Music Boosters IncBICEFOHS Percussion$5,000Purchase of percussion instruments for OHS Band2013
Ottumwa Athletic Club IncBICEFRobotics at Evans Middle School$8,000Support of Project Lead the Way industrial technology courses utilizing robotics kits2013
Ottumwa Area Arts CouncilBICEFPublic Art Installation$6,000Financial assistance to purchase 2012 "Best of Show" sculpture2013
Camp Wapello Preservation GroupBICEFField Sports and Beach Renovations$8,000Financial support for new roof, rock, grading services and supplies to enhance rifle range area2013
Children and Families of IowaBICEFCPPC Collaborative$18,000Support of 24/7 Dads, Camperships for drug-endangered children and after-prom party2014
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaBICEFLight Up A Life$10,000Support for upgrade and replacement of lighting system in YMCA facility2014
Ottumwa Athletic Club IncBICEFTennis Court Resurfacing$5,000Financial assistance for resurfacing of various Ottumwa tennis courts2014
Wapello County SheriffBICEFIn-Car Computer Technology$30,000Purchase of In-Car Computer Technology for the Wapello County Sheriff2014
Ottumwa Habitat for HumanityBICEFHome #14 Plumbing, foundation, electrical and air conditioning$30,000Financial assistance for materials to build new home2014
Southeast Iowa Symphony OrchestraBICEFKidsymphony Concert for Families$1,000Financial assistance for Kidsymphony concert2014
Ottumwa National Little LeagueBICEFNational Little League Improvements$7,821Replace outside fence, lawn tractor and build new batting cage2014
Greater Ottumwa Vocal Arts Project IncBICEFAmerican Gothic Performing Arts Festival Season 2$2,300Support of the 2nd season of the American Gothic Performing Arts Festival2014
Cardinal Community School DistrictBICEFEducational Lending Library$5,000Book purchase for an Educational Lending Library2014
Gothic Area Tourism of EldonBICEFCity of Eldon Warning Siren$9,479Purchase and installation of new storm warning siren in Eldon2014
Best Buddies International IncBICEFBest Buddies Ottumwa High School Project$5,000Continue support of Best Buddies program at Ottumwa High School2014
American Home Finding AssociationBICEFChild Welfare Emergency Services$3,900Three new office computers to replace outdated system and camera for photographing residents2014
First Resources CorporationBICEFHope House$18,000Funding for extended stay at Hope House2014
Iowa Special Olympics IncBICEFIowa Special Olympics$4,500Support for the Ottumwa Bulldogs Special Olympics Team2014
Eddyville Community FoundationBICEFPlay and Fitness in the Eddyville Central Park$20,000Support of the Play and Fitness Project in the Eddyville Central Park2014
Buena Vista UniversityBICEFExpanded Student Opportunities through Telepresence$12,160Funding provided for expenses related to the installation of equipment for telepresence technology at the Ottumwa site.2014
Ottumwa Noon Lions ClubBICEFIowa KidSight Program$9,895To purchase a specialty digital camera to perform eye screenings for children enrolled by AEA and registered daycares/preschools in the area.2014
Wapello County Genealogical SocietyBICEFEquipment Replacement$5,900To purchase a copier and microfilm reader to be used by members as well as residents of Wapello County2014
Wapello County Historical SocietyBICEFShining Light on the Wapello County Historical Society Exhibits$18,100To purchase and install 86 fluorescent lighting fixtures within the Wapello County Historical Museum.2014
Indian Hills Community College Development CorporationBICEFSt. Johns Auditorium Stage Curtains$20,000Funding to purchase new stage curtains for St. Johns Auditorium2014
Eldon Fire and RescueBICEFThermal Imaging Cameras$8,800Funding provided for purchase of thermal imaging cameras to be utilized by the volunteer fire department2014
Bridge View Center IncBICEFLobby Artwork, Support Amenities and Crowd Management$13,000Funding provided for expenses related to the installation of permanent photographic artwork in the lobby of Bridge View Center. Approved expenses include: wall prep, electrical work and art. 2014
Bridge View Center IncBICEFChoose Ottumwa$4,500Funding provided for design and printing of marketing materials to be used for recruitment, welcoming visitors and new residents and economic development purposes. 2014
Wesley United Methodist ChurchBICEFExecutive Action Project$10,000Funding provided for JFON staff to hold monthly legal clinics to assist low-income immigrants with their legal immigration cases.2014
American National Red CrossBICEFScholarships for American Red Cross Courses$10,000Funding provided for expenses related to the development and implementation of a program to increase the number of certified and trained babysitters and those with FA/CPR/AED training in Ottumwa.2014
Milestones Agency on AgingBICEFNutrition Program Assistance$30,000Funding to assist in the purchase of a van to transport food to seniors at local nutrition service centers and home delivered meals2014
Seton Catholic SchoolBICEFSeton After School Program$15,512To provide funding to support the sustainment of the quality daycare program located within Seton Catholic School.2014
Seton Catholic SchoolBICEFPreschool Expansion Project$15,000To provide funding to support the expansion of the preschool program at Seton Catholic School2014
Pleasant Valley Manor IncBICEFPleasant Valley Manor Rehabilitation Project$30,000Infrastructure improvements to Pleasant Valley Manor in Eddyville, Iowa2014
Latinas Latinos al Exito IncBICEFAl Exito Ottumwa$17,095Support of the Al Exito program in Ottumwa Iowa2014
Gothic Area Tourism of EldonBICEFEldon Playground/Splash Pad$25,000Support to purchase new playground equipment and construct a splash pad in the park in Eldon Iowa2014
Gothic Area Tourism of EldonBICEFLockkeeper's House$10,000New roof on historic Lockkeeper's House2014
Ecumenical Lord's CupboardBICEFEquipment Updates$10,000Purchase 2 new refrigerators and additional misc. food items2014
STARR Workforce IncBICEFBlessings Cafe and offices of STARR Workforce Inc$7,000Match to City of Ottumwa roof grant to replace roof at 228 E Main2014
Bridge View Center IncBICEFVideo Projection System for the Theater$11,525Video projection system for the Theater2014
Main Street OttumwaBICEFDowntown Banners$4,080Purchase banners and brackets for downtown Ottumwa2014
Friends of the Eddyville Public LibraryBICEFConnecting the Community with Information Technology$5,356Technology updates: firewall, wireless access point, server and four desktop computers with monitors2014
Wesley United Methodist ChurchBICEFExecutive Action Project$7,000Assist immigrants with Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) cases.2015
Cardinal Community School DistrictBICEFCardinal Summer School Program$30,000Funding to be used to implement summer school program for students in grades K-6 at the Cardinal Community School campus.2015
Best Buddies International IncBICEFOttumwa Expansion Project$7,500Funding to implement Best Buddies chapter in Evans Middle School2015
Crisis Center & Women's Shelter IncBICEFSafe Housing Initiative$24,000Funding to be utilized to provide safe, temporary housing for victims of domestic violence2015
Greater Ottumwa Vocal Arts Project IncBICEFPortable Stage Light System$11,000Funding to be used towards the purchase of a portable stage light system2015
Ottumwa High School Music Boosters IncBICEFMarching Band Horns$12,285Funding to be used to purchase 3 sousphones2015
STARR Workforce IncBICEFBlessings Soup Kitchen$9,000Funding to be utilized to proved handicapped accessible doors, concrete for outdoor eating area and metal black fence for rooftop garden.2015
Victory RanchBICEFFrom Seed to Seat Gardening Program$6,000Funding to be used for construction expenses in relation to kitchen build-out for "Seed to Seat" program at Victory Ranch2015
Wapello County Historical SocietyBICEFLighting the Lower Level of the Museum$7,500Funding to assist in the installation of energy efficient LED lighting on the lower level of the Wapello County Historical Museum2015
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaBICEFTurn Up The Heat and Let's Keep Moving$18,000funding to assist with expenses related to boiler repairs2015
Eldon Public LibraryBICEFEldon Public Library Repair and Restoration$10,000Grant to be used for expenses related to the restoration and repair of the Eldon Public Library2015
Children and Families of IowaBICEFCFI and the Ottumwa CPPC Collaborative$9,000Grant to be used as follows: $3000 for ACE's, $3,000 for Drug Endangered Children educational opportunities and $3,000 for Youth Community Programming2015
Chief Wapello Trail Committee IncBICEFUpgrade Chief Wapello meeting building to today's standards and codes$8,558Grant to be used for materials to upgrade the Chief Wapello meeting building2015
Ottumwa High School Music Boosters IncBICEFPearl Harbor Performance$30,000OHS marching band trip to Hawaii to perform in the Pearl Harbor Parade; request to help defray cost to students.2015
Wapello County Trails CouncilBICEFOttumwa Rotary Centennial Gardens Project$7,500Financial assistance to construct a public garden and international flag display along the trail.2015
American Home Finding AssociationBICEFBackpack Food Program$14,000Assist with the implementation of the Backpack Program in the Ottumwa High School2015
Agency Fire and RescueBICEFExtrication Tools$18,000Assist with the purchase of new "Jaws of Life" extrication tool2015
Bridge View Center IncBICEFOttumwa CVB Visitors Guide printing$4,667Assist with printing cost for the 2016 Ottumwa CVB Visitors Guide2015
Friends of NAS Ottumwa IncBICEFFriends of NAS Ottumwa$16,000Funds to support an architectural survey of the NAS Building2015
Iowa Special Olympics IncBICEFIowa Special Olympics$5,000Monies to be used for uniform, equipment or travel expenses in relation to the Ottumwa Bulldogs Special Olympics Team.2015
Wapello County 4-H Exposition IncBICEFWapello County Youth Programs$21,772Assistance with expenses related to Clover Kids Afterschool program and Juntos2015
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaBICEFKitchen "Up" and Light Up the Waves$11,600Request for assistance with kitchen renovation and enhancement in addition to the second phase of upgrade of the Youth Zone lighting2015
Agency Fire and RescueBICEFOutdoor Warning Siren$10,065Purchase and installation of a new warning siren for the city of Agency.2015
Blakesburg Summer Ball ParentsBICEFNew Ballfield LIghts$20,000funding to assist with the purchase of new ball field lights at the Blakesburg Little League ballfield.2015
American National Red CrossBICEFHome Fire Preparedness and Community Resilience$10,000funding to be utilized for fire alarm installation campaign in Wapello County2015
TheBridge Church IncBICEFYWCA Renovation$25,000Renovation of the YWCA2015
Ottumwa High School Music Boosters IncBICEFBeginner Orchestra Instruments$8,157Funds to assist with purchase of beginner orchestra instruments including 7 violins, 3 cellos and repair of 2 basses2015
Iowa Legal AidBICEFTechnology Upgrade Project$3,750Request for funds to upgrade office technology including dictation equipment, mobile copier/printer, color printer and staff computers. 2015
American Home Finding AssociationBICEFFoster Grandparent Program of Wapello County$6,000Request funds to assist with transportation costs of volunteers that travel to multiple sites for the Foster Grandparent Program2015
Iowa Babe Ruth Leagues IncBICEFBleacher Project$30,000New bleachers at the Ottumwa Youth Baseball facility in preparation for the 2106 Babe Ruth World Series2015
Ottumwa Community PlayersBICEFWireless Microphone System$20,000Funds to purchase a wireless microphone system that can mic 20 performers at one time.2015
Friends of Lake Wapello State ParkBICEFLake Wapello Bait Shop Equipment$6,000Support to purchase equipment for the Lake Wapello Bait House including kayaks, paddleboards, trolling motors and ice cream freezer.2015
Ottumwa Athletic Club IncBICEFExpanding Trapshooting Opportunities$9,050Funding to be utilized for expenses in relation to the startup of a trapshooting program at Evans Middle School.2015
Crisis Center & Women's Shelter IncBICEFSafe Housing Initiative$30,000Funding to support the Safe Housing Initiative that provides safe housing for victims of intimate partner violence2016
Cardinal Community School DistrictBICEFCardinal Summer School Program$20,000Funding to support the summer school program that focuses on Literacy and Math for students 1st - 3rd grade2016
Eldon Public LibraryBICEFEldon Public Library Repair and Restoration$15,000Assist with repair of roof, steps, masonry and basement walls.2016
Ottumwa Athletic Club IncBICEFSwimmers Take Your Mark$6,620Upgrade existing swimming platforms at the Beach Ottumwa2016
Ottumwa Athletic Club IncBICEFAdaptive Physical Education$2,869Purchase adaptive physical education equipment to serve special education students who require an adaptive curriculum due to a disability.2016
STARR Workforce IncBICEFBlessings Outdoor Eating/Seating and Upper Story Garden Project$1,200Furnishings for the outdoor eating area2016
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaBICEFYMCA Early Childhood Enrichment Project$10,125Assistance to improve the level are care and inclusion for the early childhood program in response to updated standards by the Iowa Dept of Human Services.2016
Tenco IndustriesBICEFServing Ottumwa Area's Severly Disabled Citizens$15,000Purchase of equipment for the Adult Day Habilitation Program2016
Blakesburg Historical Preservation SocietyBICEFMuseum Foundation Repair$7,000Assistance with costs of foundation repair to the Blakesburg Museum2016
Southern Iowa Economic Development AssociationBICEFTrip to the Zoo$6,600Funding assistance to take all 4 year old classes from Ottumwa Community Preschool to Blank Park Zoo2016
Bridge View Center IncBICEFEvent Amenitites$8,000Purchase pipe and drape, table clothes, and spandex bistro table covers.2016
Bridge View Center IncBICEFExterior Beautification$4,854Purchase additional planters and smoker poles in time for RAGBRAI and Babe Ruth World Series2016
Ottumwa Community Children's PlayhouseBICEFBackstage and extra opportunities$4,555 Funds help support youth activities including Summer Drama camp, set materials and costumes2016
Friends of the Eddyville Public LibraryBICEFEddyville Newspaper Archives: Opening the Digital Window to the Past$3,194Support expenses associated with digitizing microfilmed Eddyville newspapers and putting them in a searchable database for free public access2016
Ottumwa Habitat for HumanityBICEFOHFH Growth Project$30,000Funds to help us provide 2 part-time paid staff over the next two years to assist with volunteer recruitment and organization, and management of our construction projects. 2016
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaBICEFTables & Chairs$4,110For the last 4 years, the YMCA has collaborated with the National YMCA, the Walmart Foundation and our local Growing Wapello Together Food Consortium to provide free lunches and snacks to qualifying youth during the summer months when school is not in session. The program has been well received and has grown each year in number of lunches served and number of sites where services are provided. We are on track this summer to prepare and provide nearly 18,000 lunches. With these growing numbers, our basic service equipment have taken much usage and we have sometimes run short of the equipment. With is grant, we are requesting funds to assist us in purchasing new tables, chairs and service carts to better serve the needs of our Summer Food Service participants as well as our YMCA youth, adults and family participants throughout the year. 2016
Bridge View Center IncBICEFOttumwa Area CVB Website$5,700The Ottumwa Area CVB seeks funding assistance to aid in the development of a new website. The ultimate goal is to drive more traffic to the OACVB website, therefore increasing awareness of local businesses and increasing visitor spending in Ottumwa. The current website not built on a user-friendly framework and lacks visual appeal so we are not able to utilize it as a marketing tool. Tourism marketing trends indicate that the internet is a visitor's first option to find needed information. Our current website is under performing with a poor framework which limits what upgrades we can do from our office. Additional challenges include that we cannot put apostrophes on the site, there is not a reoccurring calendar, and the responsive design is poor. Also, the website doesn't provide pertinent information to all our target markets. The design of the proposed website will be inline with national market standards. 2016
Friends of the Blakesburg Public LibraryBICEFLibrary Technology$7,000The library seeks to replace outdated computers including 7 desktops and 1 laptop computer. It will also provide for the purchase of a bar code scanner for the library's circulation program, a presentation projector and portable screen, Microsoft Office and Antivirus software, and ink cartridges and paper so patrons may print research or documents they require. The computers are used for research, and to communicate with friends and family via email or social media. These activities enrich lives by helping connect community members to information and other individuals. Primary users will be students and adults who do not have access to computers, internet, or a printer in their home. Having access, and knowing how to find, evaluate and use information ethically are the cornerstone of an information-literate society. Relevant, reliable information is the basis for good decision-making regarding health concerns, consumer products and educational/professional goals across a lifespan. 2016
Wapello County Trails CouncilBICEFGray Eagle Trailhead$25,500The Wapello County Trails Council, in collaboration with the Ottumwa Rotary, Wapello County Supervisors, and the Wapello County Conservation Board seeks funds to complete the first phase of a multi-phase project to renovate and enhance the trailhead at Gray Eagle Wildlife Preserve in Ottumwa. 2016
Ottumwa Community School FoundationBICEFElementary Archery Club$6,290The Ottumwa Community School District is requesting funds to purchase archery equipment needed to support an elementary archery club. This will only be sued to support club activities from Oct-Feb for 4th and 5th graders in the district.2016
Wapello County 4-H Exposition IncBICEFLand Purchase by Wapello County 4-H Expo Board$30,000The Wapello County 4-H Expo Board is in the process of purchasing the old Wapello County home as a permanent site for many 4-H activities including the annual 4-H Expo as well as use by a number of other community organizations who need a meeting place or location for their activities. To provide adequate space for the planned site, the Expo Board has requested the purchase of approx. 5 additional acres of land adjacent to the County Home site. The project request is for 30000.00 to complete this purchase and allow the 4-H Expo Board to own the complete site. This will allow us to proceed with plans to develop this facility into a location that will be home to the Wapello County Extension Service offices, 4-H activities, and several other community groups that have expressed an interest in having such a facility available for their use. 2016
Gothic Area Tourism of EldonBICEFLockkeeper's House$10,230As stated in a previous grant request, the Lockkeeper's House is located approx. 2.5 miles downstream from Eldon, just upstream from what was known as Iowaville. Both the Lockkeeper's House and Iowaville are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Lockkeeper's House is also on the recently formed Iowa Water Trails route. Which runs from Eldon to Farmington, directly in front of the house. As a matter of fact, Project Aware, the organization which is planning to clean the Des Moines River by canoe, will be in Eldon July 11, 2016 to dedicate the trail in a ceremony at the Wapello County Fairgrounds. As a side trip, the group will be stopping by to visit the Lockkeeper's House late that afternoon. Members of the local Historic Preservation Commission will be present to give a brief history of the house and its importance. The last piece is to repair/replace the mortar between the bricks. 2016
Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind & Partially HandicappedBICEFIRIS in Wapello County$2,500IRIS reads newspapers and other print information aloud over a statewide radio network. We currently serve 13 listeners in Wapello County Funding will support the costs of programming, equipment, transmission and outreach to new listeners. All equipment and services are provided to IRIS listeners at no cost to them. Should ORLF provide financial support to IRIS, that funding will cover 1 year of IRIS service to listeners in Wapello County. 2016
Pleasant Valley Manor IncBICEFPleasant Valley Manor Rehab Project II$15,000This project is an expansion from our completed Pleasant Valley Manor Rehabilitation Project of windows, doors, siding, new ADA approved apartment entrances and sidewalks. Pleasant Valley Manor Rehabilitation Project II will compliment existing exterior infrastructure improvements at the 26 apartments that comprise the Pleasant Valley Manor Apartments complex and complete our exterior needs. Our new project includes replacing 1102 feet of public sidewalk and replacing the parking area at each of 3 buildings, approx. 11,226 feet. All work will meet ADA requirements. 2016
Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of AmericaBICEFAppliance & Updates to Strother's Lodge$5,125We are seeking funds to help us improve the Foster Acres and Strother's Lodge for the youth of Ottumwa and the surrounding area. We plan to use these funds to update appliances, tables, chairs and to build a storage shed to house maintenance equipment for the property and trails. All labor will be provided by local carpenters and volunteers that will be under the supervision of our professional ranger staff. funds provided will be spent at the local Menards and hardware stores. 2016
Best Buddies International IncBICEFBest Buddies Ottumwa School Project$7,500Best Buddies Iowa is requesting an investment from ORLF to help strengthen our Evans Middle School chapter and expand our Ottumwa High School chapter. These chapters are part of our School Friendship program which creates one-to-one friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities.2016
Ecumenical Lord's CupboardBICEFHygiene Support$4,000We are requesting funds to provide toilet paper, soap and travel-sized hygiene (in restrooms only) so that we can focus our current funds and donations on food. 2016
Latinas Latinos al Exito IncBICEFMoviemiento Al Exito Ottumwa$7,098Legacy Foundation funding will support Latino student access to college and interactive business planning through the use of technology. Programs will expand to include summer leadership and entrepreneurial skill building, as well as ease the transition fro 8th grade and first year college students. 2016
Living Hope Bible ChurchBICEFBackpack Blessings$6,000Living Hope has funded and organized the Backpack Blessings program. We are entering our 4th year of providing food for the weekend for families in need at Cardinal Elementary, Middle, and High School. In the 2016-2017 school year, we are serving 85 sacks of food. This grant money will be sued to help supplement the donations that come in from our private donors. 2016
First Resources CorporationBICEFOak Meadow Treatment Facility$15,000First Resources is expanding substance abuse treatment options for Wapello County. a 12-bed Co-ed facility will be opened at the Oak Meadow site. Funds are being sought from the Legacy Foundation to purchase furniture, install showers and do minor remodeling to our existing site. 2016
Wesley United Methodist ChurchBICEFNOMADS Community Mission Outreach$15,000We are requesting funds to purchase building materials and to pay for needed contractors required by city code for completion of home repairs for the elderly, handicapped or lower income homeowners. 2016
Ottumwa Public Library FoundationBICEFDome Repair$17,297The Ottumwa Public Library is an Andrew Carnegie library that was built in 1901. It is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. As such there are times when repairs to the building are necessary to allow the community to continue to house their Public Library in the building and those repairs necessitate a historical perspective in how they are done. The dome on the roof of the library has a broken piece of glass and the rest of the frame of this crowned dome is rotting and needs to be replaced. We have consulted multiple companies and are prepared to work with a company the specializes and focuses on historical renovation.2016
Food Bank of IowaBICEFSprinkler Deficiency Repair$9,000The sprinkler system in our building is over 50 years old and doesn't meet current fire codes. We are requesting a grant to cover the cost of making the necessary upgrades so that we are compliant with all modern fire code and insurance code requirements.2016
Seton Catholic SchoolBICEFCampus Improvements$30,000Seton Catholic School respectfully request a grant for improvements to our campus grounds, particularly the playground area. Funds will be utilized to make mandated safety improvements to our highly used grounds in order to comply with DHS regulations for our preschool and after school programs. The mandated improvements include thicker pea gravel or safety surface under the play equipment, moving of equipment or replacing an existing retaining wall, narrowing the space between fence posts and lessening the incline of the hill on which the slide sits. We believe that these improvements will positively impact the way we serve both the Seton student population as well as downtown youth residents and visitors who make use of our playground. 2016
Midwest Little LeagueBICEFMidwest Little League Enrichment Request$13,000Midwest LL has seen double digit player increases over the past 3 years and are projecting 17 more players for 2017. In order to accommodate our increased growth we have made numerous improvements to our facilities and program including expansion of south parking area, new sound system, tile/drainage system, etc. The Board of Directors, Coaches, Players and Families of Midwest LL Baseball respectfully request a $29,851 grant for additional equipment and field maintenance items including 2 AZ-8 Portable Game Pitching Mounds, JD Z920M Commercial Z-Trak 60" mower, Catching Gear, Baseball, Catcher's Mitt, Baseball Bats, Helmets, Jugs Combination Pitching Machine w/balls, Batting Cage Extension Lean-to for storage, ABI Infield Rascal Groomer MVP, 2 Miller Foul Ball Nets. 2016
Ottumwa Christian SchoolBICEFTechnology in the Classroom Project$30,000OCS is looking to update the computers and network for the educational system of the 135+ students2016
Ottumwa Community School FoundationBICEFLearn & Play Backpack Program$3,000To address low proficiency scores of our earliest readers, the Ottumwa district seeks funding to create Learn and Play Backpacks. These backpacks will contain books and activities that support literacy instruction linked to the Iowa Cores. Packs will be sent home in December. This project encourages families to provide additional learning support at home. 2016
Children and Families of IowaBICEFCommunity Partnership for the Protection of Children$9,000 CFI and the CPPC proposed the following initiatives to provide training and education, opportunities for drug-endangered children, and community youth programming: 2016
Iowa Legal AidBICEFFamily Stabilization Project$10,000The Family Stabilization Project focused on providing direct legal help to low-income individuals and families that improves their health, safety and stability. Additionally, Iowa Legal Aid conducted community legal education events to inform low-income people about their legal rights and responsibilities. 2016
Ottumwa Community School FoundationBICEFFitness Center at Evans Middle School$22,856The physical education department requested funds to create an additional physical education space with a focus on physical fitness and setting goals for personal wellness.2017
Ottumwa Community School FoundationBICEFCollege Campus Visits$8,761The Ottumwa Community School District plans to increase the number of times middle school and high school students visit college campuses with the goal of increasing the number of students who pursue a post-secondary option after their high school graduation.2017
Wapello County Sheriff's ReserveBICEFPatrol Vehicle$25,436We requested a grant to assist with upgrading patrol equipment for a recently purchased patrol vehicle . We installed a safety "cage" for carrying prisoners, a rifle/shotgun rack for patrol ready weapons, a spotlight, RADAR, Radio Repeater, and patrol computer. The on-board camera was swapped from our old vehicle. We also purchased additional portable radios.2017
American Home Finding AssociationBICEFDowntown Farmer's Market$15,000Growing Wapello Together has created a Committee that is planning and will implement a twice a month Downtown Farmer's Market that will collaborate with producers and non-profit organizations to help provide outreach and education to the community and the food insecure. The goal is to connect services as well as producers to people in Wapello County .2017
Izaak Walton League: Ottumwa ChapterBICEFRepair Major Creek Erosion$15,000Install 60' of 4' diameter galvanized culvert on 3" river stone. Cover culvert with 333 tones of compacted clay and black dirt topsoil, Install upstream and downstream culverts, 3" river stone and shape as an energy dissipator. 2017
Agency Community Development CorporationBICEFPublic Library$2,947The committee plan is to start after funds are obtained. The library may need to be closed 1-2 weeks. The committee and library board are planning to paint, then floors can be installed by Richwell Carpet. Cardinal School students are planning the layout of the shelving units and assembly. Computer can be hooked up at anytime. Furniture for patrons can replace old furniture anytime, along with the librarian desk from Bailey Office Supply. 2017
Ottumwa Boxing ClubBICEFBoxing/Exercise Equipment$30,000A building was purchased to house the Ottumwa Boxing Club in the fall of 2017. It is located at 1309 East Mary Street in Ottumwa, IA. It measures 40’ x 91’. During the project year, we will be purchasing the necessary equipment to make the Ottumwa Boxing Club a viable resource for the nearly 6,000 youth in Wapello County between the ages of 6 and 21; so that there is a place to learn boxing, practice their skills and live healthier lives while maturing both emotionally and physically to become productive members, not just in our community but wherever life takes them.2017
Southern Iowa Economic Development AssociationBICEFHeadstart Playground$30,000The Head Start partnership with the Cardinal School District serves preschool students from the Ottumwa, Eldon and surrounding area. This center has grown tremendously over the last few years and with this growth has come the need to expand the playground for Head Start and Cardinal preschool students. Large and small gross motor skills are developed on playground equipment. Social skills are also a huge part of our outside learning time. With the current equipment available, children must rotate the days they can play on the equipment. This limits motor and social skill development. SIEDA community action seeks funding to purchase equipment for the 128 preschoolers at the Head Start/Cardinal partnership location. 2017
American Home Finding AssociationBICEFWapello County Car Passenger Safety Program$7,483“Correctly used car seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent” (Safe Kids Worldwide). Car Passenger Safety Technicians have been providing education and technical assistance on car passenger safety for families in Wapello County for over four years. Local agencies, who work with families experiencing economic difficulties, refer families for help in getting a safe car seat for their child along with education in how to properly harness the child and install the car seat. Some desperate parents in Wapello County have picked up unsafe car seats that people discarded on curbs and others have kept their child in car seats long after they have outgrown them. We believe that all children should be able to travel safely in vehicles. Recent cuts from Iowa’s Statewide Car Passenger Safety Program have prompted this request for funding from the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation, Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund.2017
Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of AmericaBICEFCommunity Collaboration Programs for Character Development$8,800We are seeking funds to assist in funding 3 collaborative programs focusing on at risk youth and persons with mental disabilities. We plan to use the funds to provide program materials, uniforms/equipment, recognition, and insurance for the collaborative programs with Tenco, Salvation Army, and Ottumwa Public Schools. The programs will provide character development as well as outdoor opportunities the participants would not otherwise be able to participate in at outdoor camps and facilities.2017
Eldon Uptown/DowntownBICEFPlanning for Downtown Revitalization in Eldon$9,000The Eldon Uptown/Downtown organization and the City of Eldon are working to save and improve the city's blighted and deteriorated downtown buildings. In order to seek funding through the Iowa Economic Development Authority's Downtown Revitalization Grant, several initial projects must be completed, including an environmental review/slum & blight analysis, historical survey, and preliminary architectural designs. Eldon Uptown/Downtown is requesting funds to allow for these initial projects to be completed, which will assist the community in the creation of a plan to improve downtown building conditions, preserve historic features, attract new businesses, as well as generate additional funds for the project from other sources.2017
Ottumwa Area Community ChorusBICEFOttumwa Area Community Chorus$4,300The Ottumwa Area Community Chorus (OACC) has been in existence for three years; and it serves the Ottumwa and Wapello County area at large. Although there is an active cultural and fine arts community in Ottumwa, much of this has centered on IHCC performances and organizations founded to support instrumental music such as the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra and the Ottumwa Municipal Band. However, there has been no formal support for any organization founded to develop and sustain choral music to date. Since the inception in 2013, there has never been any formalized method of obtaining or sustaining any kind of financial support or creating and sustaining a budget. The revenue has been collected solely by "free-will" donations at performances, and at the present time totals approximately $700.00. All participants have participated strictly on a voluntary basis, including the singers and the director of the choir. Accompanists have been paid at times, but not in a formalized manner. 2017
Oxford House HumilityBICEFOxford House Humility Ottumwa$5,720Provides 12-24 women coming into the Oxford house sober living skills that includes vocational training, peer recovery coaching, interpersonal skills, substance abuse education and living skills. In addition women will be taught to have gainful employment, time management skills, budgeting and financial responsibility. Each women learns to manage and operate the Oxford house by having an officers role of president, treasurer, secretary, comptroller and chore coordinator.2017
Tenco IndustriesBICEFSolar for Tenco Greenhouse$30,000Tenco Industries, Inc. is seeking assistance to install a 74.88 kWh Solar System that will serve the Tenco Hydroponic Greenhouse in Wapello County. This system will greatly reduce the overhead for this facility; electrical energy in the highest cost we face as we move ahead with providing a source of locally grown pesticide free produce for our county, employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and educational tours of this facility that promotes healthier food choices for the next 25 years.2017
Wapello County 4-H Exposition IncBICEFRepairs for Heating System Boiler$5,000The hot water boiler at the Wapello County 4-H Grounds that provides heat for the building was inspected by the State of Iowa recently. The inspector has tagged the boiler as not to be used and advised the 4-H Expo Board that it must have repairs prior to the 2017/2018 winter heating system. C and W Boiler Repair and Welding has reviewed the necessary repairs and estimates it will cost somewhere between $3500 and $5000. The repair job is on their work list (they have done the service work on the unit since it was installed originally) We had also asked them to assess the overall condition of the boiler, do a "tune-up" of the boiler system and controls, and to make any suggestions on how we could improve the overall heating system efficiency to reduce our operating costs. 2017
Crisis Center & Women's Shelter IncBICEFNew Telephone System for 24 hr. Crisis Hotline$7,500New telephone system for 24 hr crisis hotline2017
Ottumwa Area Arts CouncilBICEFCemetery Tree Project$5,000Tree carving in cemetery2017
Ottumwa Civic Music AssociationBICEFThe Piano Men$2,500The Piano Men Concert2017
Crisis Intervention ServicesBICEFComprehensive Services for Survivors of Homicide and other Violent Crimes$15,778CIS' Violent Crime Services Project provides comprehensive services to survivors of homicide and other violent crimes in Wapello and eight surrounding counties.These services include death notification, support of family and friends of the homicide victim, crime scene clean-up, filing insurance paperwork, negotiating time off with employers or schools, and funeral arrangements. We work with survivors in the immediate aftermath of the crime, throughout the criminal/legal process, and beyond.2017
Wapello County 4-H Exposition IncBICEFConversion of old inefficient lights to energy-efficient LED fixtures at the 4-H Expo Grounds$5,123The 4-H Expo Board completed energy audits of our facilities (Alliant and Mid-America Energy). They recommend we convert our old inefficient light fixtures (mostly T-12 flurescent) to energy-efficient LED fixtures to reduce our electric energy consumption by 15-20%. LED fixtures are available in the same sizes as the current fixtures. Rebates from Alliant Energy can pay for 40% of the cost of the fixtures. We have contractors willing to provide the labor for installation as a donation.2017
Southern Iowa Mental Health CenterBICEFSIMHC Community Education & Treatment Rooms$29,062SIMHC was established as a 501© 3 organization in 1967. SIMHC currently has 2,500 open files and in FYE 2017 provided 27,238 mental health services. Roughly 96% of our patients live in Wapello County. SIMHC is the mental health provider of choice for our area and has seen significant growth in the past 5 years. We have plans to relocate services to a new location at: 1527 Albia Road. This application is requesting funding to furnish and equip three of the rooms within the new location.2017
Ottumwa High School Music Boosters IncBICEFLights, Sound, and Curtains$14,600The Ottumwa Music Boosters, on behalf of the Ottumwa High School drama department, is requesting a grant to purchase a portable headset system, two follow spotlights, and a new cyclorama for the OHS auditorium stage. These additions to the auditorium will not only support drama but all users of the auditorium, including band, orchestra, vocal music, and the various school programs and users of the auditorium, including pep assemblies, elementary concerts, and middle school performances. 2017
Eldon Public LibraryBICEFEldon Public Library Repair and Restoration Project$11,000 The Eldon Public Library Repair and Restoration Project has completed Phase 1 and is ready to start planning Phase 2. It will consist of removing and replacing the following - the sealed, glazed decorative medallions on the front of the building, the eroded pilaster base stone, the eroded jamb stone, the brick cheek walls, the stone copings, the concrete stairs,and the handrail and sidewalk panels of the front entrance.2017
Wapello County 4-H Foundation IncBICEFBuilding Tomorrows Leaders$4,388Twenty educational day camps will be offered to 200 + youth for $10 per person during spring and summer break at two locations. Staff use research-based curriculum focusing on science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math with literacy, physical activities, and nutrition education integrated into each experience. Promotional materials will be in English and Spanish. Up to date materials/resources are needed and will be used over and over until obsolete. 2017
Ottumwa Community School FoundationBICEFSwim With the Sharks$4,745The Ottumwa Shark Club at Ottumwa High School seeks funds to purchase swim suits for their annual show. The program does not charge students a fee to break down barriers of participation. The goal is to provide a positive experience to give students the boost they need to participate in other activities.2017
Eldon Uptown/DowntownBICEFEldon Courtyard$25,000This request is for financial support to convert an empty space in the heart of Eldon's business district to an outdoor courtyard.2017
Ottumwa Athletic Club IncBICEFField of Dreams$22,500The Ottumwa Athletic Club, on behalf of the Ottumwa Community School District and the City of Ottumwa, is seeking funds to support the purchase and installation of new lights at Legion Field in Greater Ottumwa Park. The field is home to the Ottumwa High School baseball program, as well as Legion baseball teams. 2017
Iowa Legal AidBICEFFamily Stabilization Project$15,000Iowa Legal Aid seeks funding to maintain its Family Stabilization Project for low-income residents of Wapello County. This project will ensure that, through the provision of civil legal assistance, low-income individuals and families have access to basic needs, such as housing, financial stability, protection from domestic violence, and access to health care. 2017
Bridge View Center IncBICEFBridgeView Center Website Upgrade$10,000We submitted this project proposal previously in fall 2016. BVC,Inc. and VenuWorks both believe a website upgrade and overhaul is critical to our long term success. BVC desires to create an official brand for the venue to enhance awareness to secure additional events. The website we have now is not user-friendly. Additionally, the website lacks the key metrics we need to measure our progress. These are core objectives we will target and repair to get us back in line with today's digital world.2017
American National Red CrossBICEFEmergency Relief - Disaster Services and Service to the Armed Forces$12,000Emergency Relief encompasses helping Wapello County residents prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster emergencies. Day or night, 365 days of the year, the Red Cross stands ready to provide immediate relief to victims of home fires, floods, tornadoes or other disaster emergencies. Additionally, we help military members and their families adjust to the challenges of pre/post deployment commitments. This funding request will help to support both local services.2017
Friends of NAS Ottumwa IncBICEFOttumwa Naval Air Station$12,250The Friends of NAS Ottumwa Inc. proposes to purchase the Naval Administration Building from the City of Ottumwa. Friends of NAS Ottumwa is a non-profit 501(c)(3) formed in 2011 specifically to preserve the rich history of the U.S. Naval base that was built at the Ottumwa airport in 1943. Upon ownership, Friends of NAS Ottumwa will complete restoration and operate as a museum and tourism attraction for Ottumwa and Iowa as one of the only Naval air training headquarters known remaining. 2018
Iowa Jobs for America's Graduates (iJAG)BICEFiJAG: Transforming At-Risk Students into Future-Ready Graduates in Ottumwa$30,000Despite leading the nation in graduation rate, nearly 1 in 10 Iowa students fails to graduate with his or her class. The issue in Ottumwa is even more significant with nearly 1 in 5 students failing to achieve the foundation of economic independence - a high school diploma. iJAG programming helps those most at-risk of dropping out to stay in school, develop marketable 21st-century job skills, and plan for a financially independent future after high school graduation.2018
Ottumwa Public Library FoundationBICEF2018 Tuck Point Project at Ottumwa Public Library$30,000The Ottumwa Public Library is a Carnegie Library that was built in 1901. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. A major portion of our operational expenses include building maintenance and upkeep. The library is in need of both repair and preventative maintenance to it's exterior masonry. Two pieces of tuck point work have fallen in the past year and there is urgent need to repair that area and to do work to the rest of the building to avoid future repair needs.2018
Greater Ottumwa Vocal Arts Project IncBICEF2018 Summer Performing Arts Festival$10,500AGPAF will present its 6th Annual Performing Arts Festival June 8-22, 2018. The festival brings together performers, arts educators, technical theater staff and audiences from throughout the Upper Midwest, including Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri. During these two weeks, arts camps for youth, concerts, theater, and other arts events are presented in Wapello County to a regional audience. The festival is requesting $21,500.00 for our youth arts programming. 2018
American Home Finding AssociationBICEFFoster Grandparent Program of Wapello County$25,000The Corporation for National and Community Service created the Foster Grandparent Program in 1965. Its purpose is to engage older, low income Americans in meaningful volunteer opportunities with local youth. The program benefits the children, the volunteers, and the community as a whole. Volunteers earn a small hourly stipend. Children become proficient readers, the teachers' load is lightened, and the community has fewer unemployed individuals. 2018
Crisis Center & Women's Shelter IncBICEFSafe Housing$30,000The Crisis Center is planning to purchase a fourplex housing unit in Ottumwa, Iowa. Since the shelter in Ottumwa has closed we have been working with local landlords to house families that are fleeing domestic abuse. This model has been successful for our clients but we struggle to fund it. This grant will provide seed money to purchase the property. We will be able to house four families in one building which will be extremely cost effective. 2018
Eddyville Historical MuseumBICEFEddyville Historical Museum & Community Center$12,250To build a 40'x80' combination Historical Museum/Community Center on 2.3 acres of land owned by the committee in the townof Eddyville, IA. This will provide a building to store and display our historical artifacts and a community center to hold a variety of events. 2018
Iowa Public RadioBICEFIowa Public Radio$4,986Iowa Public Radio (IPR) is a statewide nonprofit that broadcasts news and music to over 260,000 Iowans every week. IPR operates 25 stations throughout the state, and serves Wapello County with two stations: KNSZ, which airs our News and Studio One music programming and KICW, which airs classical music programming. Both stations are in need of new audio processors. These audio processors cost $10,000 to replace. Audio processors help create a consistent sound heard over listener’s radios. 2018
Gothic Area Tourism of EldonBICEFEldon Public Water Access #75$16,365The Eldon Boat Ramp Committee is requesting $16365.00 to help with the major renovation needed to enhance the Eldon Boat Ramp Access #75. The renovation comes with a large price tag of $26,365.00. The project will include widening the current boat ramp, a concrete stairway next to the existing boat dock and the canoe/kayak access. Local donations, fundraisers, the City of Eldon and Wapello County Board of Supervisors have agreed to help with the costs of renovations.2018
Cardinal Community School DistrictBICEFBluepoint Safety System$23,000 BluePoint Alert is a rapid emergency response system that instantly notifies the first responder and building occupants of an emergency, expedites a rapid response, and triggers emergency management protocols. 2018
Girl Scouts of Greater IowaBICEFGoldieBlox - Mechanical Engineering Badges$4,500We would like to purchase GoldieBlox mechanical engineering kits for Girl Scout troops in Wapello County. We will provide GoldieBlox kits to all Daisy (grades K-1), Brownie (grades 2-3), Junior (grades 4-5), and multi-level troops in Wapello County to earn mechanical engineering badges. This can be a daunting badge program for adult volunteers to launch; the kits make mechanical engineering a more accessible topic for adult volunteers to offer.2018
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaBICEFChillin' Out at the Y!$17,500We are requesting assistance funds to repair, replace and recondition some of the HVAC systems that affect several key program areas at the YMCA. With our aging infrastructure, (some areas over 47 years old), we have experienced breakdowns or reduced efficiency with some of our key HVAC and exhaust systems. These systems control the air quality and temperature conditions of the YMCA building and they are very important to the safety and comfort of our many participants and guests. 2018
Ottumwa Area Arts CouncilBICEFCelebrating diversity through development of a new art piece in Canteen Alley$4,000The Ottumwa Area Arts Council and Main Street Ottumwa are creating a new art piece in Canteen Alley. The piece called "Patchwork" features short video clips of over 60 community members of various ages and ethnicities “stitched” together to show the fabric of the community and celebrate our diversity. The projection art piece will be visually appealing as well as add an element of safety to the alley through its illumination. The piece will be unveiled at a community party this summer. 2018
Ottumwa High School Music Boosters IncBICEFOHS Auditoruim AV and Lighting Upgrade$30,000The Ottumwa High School auditorium was renovated in 2002. Recently, repairs to the lighting system forced the district to move forward with the installation of a new system. The existing projector system is not adequate to support expanded use of the auditorium for meetings, guest speakers, etc. The OHS Music Boosters request a new dual projector system to allow the auditorium to meet current and future needs. This is the second part of a two-phase project to update auditorium technology.2018
Ottumwa Athletic Club IncBICEFLegion Field Bleachers$13,150The City of Ottumwa notified the Ottumwa Community School District that the bleachers at Legion Field do not meet state safety regulations. The Ottumwa Athletic Club is asking for support to fund new hand rails, treated lumber under the seats, and fencing to ensure the railing and bleachers are safe. Total project cost is $13,150. 2018
Ottumwa Community School FoundationBICEFBuilding a Playground$30,000Wilson Elementary is raising funds to build a new playground which will feature a poured rubber surface. The existing playground is old, worn, broken, and does not meet state DHS code requirements. This project will be completed in two phases. This request is for Phase I.2018
Wapello Heritage FoundationBICEFPearson Park Project$30,000Upon Keith Pearson's death on 8 September 2013, Wapello County Conservation Board received his 38-acre farm located at 16195 Eddyville Road. Keith clearly identified how the property would be used by stating "This conveyance is solely for the purpose of creating a natural area and/or park for the benefit of the citizens of Wapello County". This grant outlines Phase I to include the development of the infrastructure such as roads, parking, trails, native prairie seeding, and utilities.2018
Ottumwa Public Library Friends IncBICEFOPL is Open$10,500"OPL is Open" provides patrons with tools and knowledge necessary to participate more fully in an increasingly technologically oriented society. It is organized around three sets of activities. "Open for Learning" a wide range of computer classes, "Open for Building," comprised of an open media lab and digitization services for community members, and "Open for Sharing," where residents can contribute to bridging social capital in Ottumwa through a digital archive and a community wiki.2018
Wapello County Sheriff's ReserveBICEFBody Armor$10,238To obtain quality body armor (bullet-proof vests) for Reserve Deputies. Reserves are required to perform the same duties as full-time deputies but must provide their own equipment. Body armor is second only to the side arm as the most expensive piece of mandatory gear. Many new reserves are not able to afford this vital piece of safety equipment and rely on used body armor handed down from other deputies. Body armor only has a five year life-span, but many use these items well beyond this time.2018
Tenco IndustriesBICEFNew Tenco Program: Adult Day Care for People with Disabilities$30,000Tenco applied to the State of Iowa to begin an Adult Day Care Program for people with disabilities at our facility in Ottumwa; prerequisite to final approval is remodeling the portion where the program will be located. Curtis Architecture & Design P.C. developed our plan; bids were sought locally. We ask your consideration to assist us in remodeling to provide a State Certified Adult Day Care Program for people with disabilities in Ottumwa (closest program is 50 miles away in Centerville).2018
Seton Catholic SchoolBICEFCompletion of Playground Improvements$11,533Our project is to install equipment and safety surface in the upper portion of the Seton playground. Since we last applied for an ORLF grant, Seton has streamlined plans for equipment, and received a $15,000 Build it Yourself grant from KaBOOM!. This grant requires the school to order a minimum of $24,000 in playground equipment from certain vendors and cover the costs of installation items, such as skid loader rental and concrete, in order to receive a $15,000 credit from KaBOOM!. 2018
Cardinal A-ClubBICEFCardinal Baseball Backstop Renovation$20,000The Cardinal baseball field is in need of an upgrade to the boys backstop. The height of the backstop does not provide adequate protection for foul balls. The foul balls have become an issue with baseballs striking spectators during the softball games. Softball and baseball play at same time due to conference regulations. The backstop project will be the first project with regards to a number of projects focused on increasing safety and aesthetics of both the baseball and softball complex.2018
Eddyville Historical MuseumBICEFEddyville Historical Museum and Community Center$30,000To complete construction of a 40'x80' combination historical museum/community center. Initial construction was started this spring.The ground preparation, concrete foundation and exterior of the building (Phase I & II) will be completed by October 30,2018.(See Attachment)2018
Friends of NAS Ottumwa IncBICEFOttumwa Naval Air Station$14,580The Friends of NAS Ottumwa Inc. will insulate the 1st and 2nd floor exterior walls of the Naval Administration Building at the Ottumwa Industrial Airport. Friends of NAS Ottumwa is a non-profit 501(c)(3) formed in 2011 to preserve the rich history of the U.S. Naval base built in 1943; it is one of the only Naval air training headquarters known remaining. This is a volunteer effort to restore and operate the historic building as a museum and tourism attraction for Ottumwa, Iowa and the U.S.2018
First Resources CorporationBICEFOak Meadow Treatment and Recovery Center$10,000Oak Meadow Residential Treatment and Recovery is located at Oak Meadow Drive in Ottumwa, Iowa is requesting Telehealth equipment/installation and substance abuse disorder curriculum/literature for educational purposes. This request will meet the needs of individuals who suffer from co-occurring disorders. Often clients with co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance abuse) are marginalized and living in a rural community often do not have ready access to services. 2019
Whatsoever You Do, Inc.BICEFWYD, Inc. "SE IA Emergency Shelter for Women & Children" Phase I$30,000WYD, Inc. proposes to open a homeless shelter for women and/or women and their children. The project will be completed in four phases. Phase I of our project involves bringing our proposed shelter up to code. We have purchased the former East End Presbyterian Church at 105 S. Iowa Ave. Phase 1 will include the following: A new roof, asbestos abatement and encapsulation, renovation of toilets & showers, and Fire Separation Walls/Doors. 2019
Friends of the Blakesburg Public LibraryBICEFFriends of the Library Building Renovation$22,000The Friends of Blakesburg Public Library is raising funds to renovate a 2350 sq ft building it purchased in 2017 to create a permanent home for the library which is temporarily housed in a former elementary school classroom. The library will serve as a community hub on a main street with separate library spaces for children, teens and adults, a community room for meetings and events, and an art gallery. This grant will help fund Phase 1 of the project: a new roof, soffit, and exterior upgrades.2019
Sparky Claus Inc.BICEFSparky Claus Community Smoke Alarms$21,640In the fire service, public safety and providing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are high on the list of ways to protect a home occupant. The fire departments in Wapello county have all taken on the roll of providing this protection to it's residents. Through this grant we would be able to supply over 1500 smoke and CO alarms to our community. When a resident calls we would then be able to go install the alarms in their homes at no cost and to make sure they are properly installed. 2019
Wapello County 4-H Exposition IncBICEFWapello County Expo. Grounds Events Center$30,000The Wapello County 4-H Expo Board is planning to build an Events Center Building at the Wapello County Expo Grounds to be used for a variety of 4-H and community center events and activities. It will replace two large tents that were destroyed in a severe storm during our 2018 fair and used for other 4-H activities which have outgrown our current buildings. It will be available for community uses like auctions, farmers markets, large celebrations, family reunions, etc. at a reasonable cost. 2019
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan SocietyBICEFTower Gardens at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa$6,360We are requesting $6,360 to purchase six aeroponic Tower Gardens for our nursing and assisted living facility in Ottumwa. These Tower Gardens offer an inexpensive, sustainable way to create community through access to interactive gardening and year-round healthy eating. In the long term, we envision this project creating volunteer and programming opportunities, and improving the quality and cost-efficiency of our dining service.2019
Wapello Heritage FoundationBICEFPearson Park Project$30,000Keith Pearson willed his 36 acre farm at 16195 Eddyville Road to the Wapello County Conservation Board upon his death on September 8, 2013. Keith specifically stated in the agreement that the property was to be used "...solely for the purpose of creating a natural area and/or park for the benefit of the citizens of Wapello County." This grant outlines the continuation of Phase 1, which includes infrastructure such as utilities, trails, orchard trees, a small shelter and native seed planting.2019
Ottumwa Athletic Club IncBICEFOHS Weight Room$28,300The Ottumwa Athletic Club seeks funds to update the Ottumwa High School weight room with new PowerLift equipment and flooring.2019
Ottumwa High School Music Boosters IncBICEFFrench Horns$3,900The Ottumwa High School Music Boosters request funding from the Legacy Foundation to assist with the purchase of three French horns. These horns will be used in the OHS band and jazz programs.2019
American Home Finding AssociationBICEFCrisis Intervention Stabilization and Reunification Services$27,988The proposed project is to purchase items and renovate areas of the emergency youth shelter to allow for the continued sustainability of a youth shelter in Wapello Co.2019
Izaak Walton League: Ottumwa ChapterBICEFAdd 12 inches of insulation to the Attic of our building to reduce heating and cooling costs.$4,000Our building was constructed in 1960 with minimal insulation (approximately 3" of ? ). Our building is used weekly for Bingo. It is available for rental to the public and is used by the area high school trap shooting teams. We must get our utility bills lowered and make the building more energy efficient. Adding an additional 12 inches of insulation to our attic is a start.2019
Iowa Legal AidBICEFOttumwa Housing Justice Project$20,000Iowa Legal Aid seeks $20,000 to implement a Housing Justice Project in Ottumwa. The main goal of the project is to help low-income families obtain and remain in safe, affordable rental housing. 2019
Indian Hills Community College Development CorporationBICEFBrightening a Long-standing Community Performing Arts Space$20,000The IHCC Development Corporation is seeking support from the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation to update a performing arts space that is vital to the community: St. John Auditorium. While functional, some of the auditorium’s technology and equipment have become outdated. This project seeks to help bring the auditorium up to 21st century standards by equipping it with LED and moving lighting technologies controlled by a computerized lighting console. 2019
Friends of NAS Ottumwa IncBICEFOttumwa Naval Air Station - HVAC Project$20,000The Friends of NAS Ottumwa Inc. will install a new forced air heating and cooling system (HVAC) for 1/2 of the Naval Air Station building at the Ottumwa Industrial Airport. This is a non-profit 501(c)(3) formed in 2011 to preserve the rich history of the U.S. Naval base built in 1943; it is one of the only Naval air training headquarters known remaining. This is a volunteer effort to restore and operate the historic building as a museum and tourism attraction for Ottumwa, Iowa and the U.S.2019
Eldon Uptown/DowntownBICEFRestoration of 417 & 419 West Elm Buildings in Eldon IA$30,000Two buildings located at 417 and 419 West Elm in Eldon have been donated to Eldon Uptown/Downtown. Our group plans to restore the buildings and rent two retail spaces and an upper story apartment. The rental income will then be used to make other improvements in Eldon's business district. The requested funds will fulfill the required match for an $100,000 IEDA Catalyst Grant in February 2020. 2019
Milestones Agency on AgingBICEFNo Senior Left Behind Home-Delivered Meals$11,000Senior hunger exists in Ottumwa/Wapello County, Iowa. Milestones Area Agency on Aging (MAAA) seeks grant funding to assist with the constant, on-going threat of hunger and food insecurity in the senior population, ages 60 and up, through home-delivered meals for homebound seniors. Demand for home-delivered meals in Ottumwa has exceeded funding resources, causing a gap in services for vulnerable seniors. Funding will help close this gap by providing meal assistance to those not currently served.2019
Southeast Iowa Dream CenterBICEFSecond Saturday Community Improvement Projects$11,755The Southeast Iowa Dream Center exists to leverage volunteers to complete numerous projects within the community monthly (every second saturday). These projects would assist both families in need and existing nonprofits. Projects could include yard work, building handicap accessible ramps, painting, and replacing windows/siding. Our goal is to expand our current outreach, but are currently limited by supplies for tools/equipment. We request funds for tools and a trailer for these activities.2019
Food Bank of IowaBICEFFood Bank of Iowa Community Kitchen and Volunteer Center in Ottumwa$30,000The Food Bank of Iowa (FBOI) respectfully requests funding to support renovation of the Ottumwa Warehouse volunteer center, including a kitchen, community meeting space and workspace. The renovation is part of a $1 million capital project to address deferred maintenance which has become urgent, and eliminate debt service resulting from a 2018 merger with the Food Bank of Southern Iowa. The improvements will create safe and comfortable places for community engagement increasing FBOI capacity.2019
Ottumwa Community School FoundationBICEFBulldog Manufacturing$30,000Ottumwa High School expanded their SparkTank initiative by adding a manufacturing strand, Bulldog Manufacturing. The goal is to work with local business and industry to generate projects for students to complete, allowing them to become proficient in various machining and welding techniques while developing time management skills. After renovating the metals lab, the district seeks support in updating machines to provide authentic learning opportunities for our students. 2019
Wapello County Sheriff's ReserveBICEFWapello Co. Public Law Buildings Security Project$10,000This is a collaborative project of many public entities to address gaps in the safety and security of public facilities, specifically those that provide public services relating to serving legal and due process services: Wapello County Courthouse and Wapello County Joint Law Enforcement Center. 2019
Southeast Iowa Dream CenterBICEFDream Center Service Center Warehouse Updates and Useable Winter Space$14,000The Southeast Iowa Dream Center exists to leverage volunteers to complete numerous projects within the community. We would like to update warehouse space in order to expand our current outreach. In the future we plan to use this space for mechanical work and for construction projects that can be done “off-site”. To make our warehouse a more productive space and secure space, The Dream Center requests funds for fence security lights, security cameras, locks, storing shelves and interior lighting.2020
Joseph & Catherine Millane Scholarship2018 Millane Scholarship$48,000 2018
Joseph & Catherine Millane Scholarship2019 Millane Scholarship$32,000 2019
Joseph & Catherine Millane Scholarship2020 Millane Scholarship$48,000 2020
Joseph & Catherine Millane Scholarship2021 Millane Scholarship$80,000 2021
LCL Scholarship2005 LCL Scholarships$9,250 2005
LCL Scholarship2006 LCL Scholarships$42,500 2006
LCL Scholarship2007 LCL Scholarships$29,100 2007
LCL Scholarship2008 LCL Scholarships$28,800 2008
LCL Scholarship2009 LCL Scholarships$27,900 2009
LCL Scholarship2010 LCL Scholarships$28,400 2010
LCL Scholarship2011 LCL Scholarships$26,425 2011
LCL Scholarship2012 LCL Scholarships$27,000 2012
LCL Scholarship2013 LCL Scholarships$26,500 2013
LCL Scholarship2014 LCL Scholarships$25,250 2014
LCL Scholarship2015 LCL Scholarships$26,650 2015
LCL Scholarship2016 LCL Scholarships$24,400 2016
LCL Scholarship2017 LCL Scholarships$24,000 2017
LCL Scholarship2018 LCL Scholarship$26,000 2018
LCL Scholarship2020 LCL Scholarship$25,600 2020
LCL Scholarshp2019 LCL Scholarship$23,000 2019
LCL Scholarshp2021 LCL Scholarship$31,800 2019
Iowa Jobs for America's Graduates (iJAG)LYAiJAG: Transforming At-Risk Kids into High School Graduates$2,500iJAG makes the difference between surviving and thriving by helping kids finish high school -- a foundation needed for post-secondary success.2017
American Home Finding AssociationLYAAMP (Achieving Maximum Potential)$2,000AMP is funded through state dollars. When the AMP Program was granted to us again this year it came with budget cuts. Funding that was once in place to supplement curriculum had been cut. The goal is to use Youth Alliance funding to supplement the educational curriculum needs for the monthly meetings held for the youth. AMP meets four times a month, once at Job Corp, once at the AHFA Youth Shelter and Group Home, and twice a month at the Ottumwa High School Alternative School (ACA). 2017
Children and Families of IowaLYABulldog Action Community Involvement$2,500The Bulldog Action Group, an organization of volunteer students from Ottumwa Accelerated Career Academy (ACA), provides community events for youth to spend time with parents, mentors, and role models who want to be more involved in their lives. Our focus this year is to create activities for teens to participate in with a significant adult. We would like to host several events, including: hobby classes, cooking classes, a formal dinner etiquette class, and game nights for ACA students. 2017
Latinas Latinos al Exito IncLYAAl Exito University$2,500Al Exito University is a three-day intensive camp focused on creating a solid college plan for Iowa's Latino incoming juniors and seniors as well as grounding them in a strong sense of culture and empowerment.2017
Eldon Public LibraryLYAEldon Public Library's Summer Library and Reading Program$2,000The Eldon Summer Library and Reading Program goes from June 1 - July 31. There are 3 reading programs - PreK thru 6th grade, 7th - 12th grade, and adults. Each program keeps track of what is read and receives incentives. They are also entered into drawings for grand prizes, once they have completed each months reading. There are library programs each Thursday for all ages. If this grant is received, it will enable the library to offer better incentives, more performers and programming. 2018
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaLYANew Coat for "Buster the Bus"$2,500We have a bus program for many of our youth, family and senior activities throughout the year. With transportation identified as one of our community's challenges, this has become an important program for many, especially our youth. We were recently told that our program bus, named Buster, was not in compliance with a state law. The law states that buses not hired for school usage could not be the standard school bus color. We are asking for financial assistance to help us paint Buster. 2018
Living Hope Bible ChurchLYAVictory Sports Camps$2,500Living Hope Bible Church is planning to provide two free summer sports day camps for children K-5. The camps will provide an opportunity for children to build sports skills, discover character- building concepts, & have a whole lot of fun in a safe & nurturing environment.2018
American Home Finding AssociationLYACorinthians House$0The proposed project is to improve the aesthetic appeal of the Corinthians House Group Home for children in Agency Iowa through the purchase of new living room furniture and an area rug. The Comprehensive Level eight bed Group Care Facility opened July 1, 2017 and serves adolescent males and females. A majority of the youth we serve are from Wapello County and are in Corinthians House to receive treatment for significant behavioral issues that keep them from living in their family home.2018
Leaders In Kids EducationLYAFremont Preschool Playground Project$2,015We aim to provide 20-25 preschool children per school year with outdoor play and learning equipment and experiences. The pre-school aged children have a designated, enclosed area in need of equipment and supplies to create a sensory and exercise centered area. In recent months, it was determined by school staff that the majority of the older toys and equipment had to be disposed of secondary to several years of use and weather wearing. 2018
American Home Finding AssociationLYACrisis Intervention, Stabilization & Reunification Services (CISR)$2,500Crisis Intervention, Stabilization and Reunification Services (CISR) is a program that encompasses Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES), and Foster Group Care (Corinthians House). CWES includes the Agency Emergency Shelter for youth and Diversionary Services. American Home Finding Association (AHFA) operates the entire program. We are proposing to purchase eight new beds for the emergency shelter for youth and also to put new flooring down in one bedroom at Corinthians House. 2019
United Way of Wapello CountyLYARaised Garden Bed Replacement - Food Pantry Garden$2,500The United Way of Wapello County currently has 34 raised garden beds ranging in size from 4' x 8' to 4' x 30' that produce an average of 3000 lbs of produce per year. The garden was established in 2013 and over the past 5 years the boards used in the garden beds have begun to deteriorate and some have completely fallen apart. We would like to purchase 2" x 12" lumber to replace our garden beds so we can continue our donation of produce to better serve our communities food insecurity needs.2019
Wapello County 4-H Exposition IncLYAIntrod. Shooting Sports including firearm respect/safe handling/proper use for sports/hunting.$1,000Wapello County 4-H has an active archery program but continues to receive requests from youth and parents about adding a firearms program to our activities. Hardly a week goes by that we don't hear negative reports of gun-related violence. We want to start a program which will teach young people about respect for firearms, safety in handling, and proper use of firearms for shooting sports and hunting. We want to include some hands-on experience with a Daisy inflatable shooting range.. 2019
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaLYAFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahead$1,200We would like to broaden the preschoolers horizon by adding new technology along with a window to allow natural lighting. By adding two iPads to the classroom it will expand the learning and teaching aspect to the students in the preschool class. Along with the i-Pads we would like to also offer more variety of construction blocks for the children to have the opportunity to bring their imagination to reality. Children bring so much creativity to a classroom with a variety of supplies.2019
Ottumwa Community School FoundationLYABulldog Pride$560The OHS Class of 2020 wants to impact on school culture. After a lot of brainstorming and conversations with Principal McGuire, they propose the following: Install activity banners in the cafeteria representing every club, organization, and sport; recognize academic awards/high achievement with plaques; and display country flags representing where students came from. Banners, plaques, and flags will be displayed for students and visitors to show pride in our students and their accomplishments. 2019
Ottumwa Community School FoundationLYA2019 Literacy Fair$640Ottumwa Schools is expanding literacy opportunities for all third graders in Ottumwa. In collaboration with Indian Hills Community College, students will be bused to IHCC to attend a half-day Literacy Fair. The event will include an opportunity for students to share a piece of their writing with a group of peers, attend a writing workshop hosted by an IHCC staff member, hear an Iowa children's author, and attend a drama production performed by the IHCC drama department.2019
Ottumwa Community School FoundationLYAPickwick Sensory Room$2,460Pickwick Early Childhood Center needs additional equipment to expand their existing sensory room. The room is a therapeutic space with a variety of equipment designed to help children calm and focus themselves so they can return to the classroom, prepared for learning and interacting with others.2019
Latinas Latinos al Exito IncLYABilingual Storytime$1,000High school students in collaboration with the Ottumwa Public Library will provide a bilingual storytime to 3-4 year olds to increase reading proficiency. Currently, there are 96 Latino students enrolled at the Pickwick Early Childhood Center and through this project we would like to align with their mission of educating and empowering every student to become independent readers. We plan to promote the project during Dia Del Nino (Day of Kids) which is held April 30th of every year. 2019
Friends of the Eddyville Public LibraryLYAA Universe of Stories: Children's Summer Reading Program$2,500We would like to provide special programming, incentives, and materials for the Eddyville Public Library's 2019 children's summer reading program. The 2019 Summer Reading theme is "A Universe of Stories" and is all about space. One of the reasons we are seeking extra funds is so we may bring in special presenters to our area. Hiring special presenters can be very costly. Many kids are unable to travel to where the presenters are from and sometimes cost may be a factor. 2019
Ottumwa Community School FoundationLYATech Fair 2019$640Ottumwa Schools is expanding STEM opportunities for all fourth graders to attend a Technology Fair at Indian Hills Community College. Students will create and share a self-created technology project; attend two technology workshops led by IHCC staff; and learn about career opportunities offered through the different academy options available on the Ottumwa campus. This event was previously offered to only 90 students in grades three, four, and five. 2019
Camp Invention: OttumwaLYACamp Invention Summer STEM Program for Wapello County Underserved Youth$2,500$2,500 from the Legacy Youth Alliance would give 10 or more underserved Wapello County children, grades K-6, the opportunity to participate in Camp Invention®, a week-long summer enrichment program with hands-on modules that develop creativity, inventive thinking, and problem-solving skills. This summer’s Camp Invention program will be held at Evans Middle School, where Breanna Dehrkoop, certified Ottumwa Community School District teacher, will act as Director for her 4th year.2020
Wapello County 4-H Foundation IncLYAWapello County 4-H Expo Insects and Science$2,500Wapello County 4-H is an educational program that helps children in the community learn and grow. We would like to partner with the local YMCA and daycare centers to bring the Iowa State University Insect Zoo and the Science Center of Iowa to the Wapello County 4-H Expo to educate youth on insects and science. This will be a free, fun, hands-on learning experience for youth of low income families during the 4-H Expo. Youth will also receive a healthy snack and lunch to complete the day. 2020
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer FoundationMcCune EndowmentSurvivor Luncheon$2,000Lunch and Learns for 125 cancer survivors and co-survivors; educational topics include: "Life Beyond Cancer". This session will offer life changing tips on nutrition, exercise and resources available for additional support. Members will also be added to a private Facebook groups that provides additional support and networking with other survivors. 2019
HospiceMcCune EndowmentBeds & Mattresses for Hospice$7,950Purchase 2 Sapphire Low Air Loss Mattresses for Hospice. The Wapello County Foundation granted $13,768 money for the purchase of 2 Stryker Go II Hospital beds.2019
Parkview Care CenterMillane Care Center Support FundSerenity Aquarium and Aviary Services$1,920Maintenace and upkeep of Aviary2018
Parkview Care CenterMillane Care Center Support FundAquarium and Aviary Services$1,920Maintenace and upkeep of Aviary2019
SunnyBrook Assisted LivingMillane Care Center Support FundField Trips for Residents & Game Room Amenities$580Field Trips for Residents2019
American Home Finding AssociationNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramRisking Connection Training Program$36,900 2016
Ottumwa Community School DistrictNonprofit Capacity Support Grant Program2017 OCSD Board Retreat$3,690 2017
Ottumwa Area Chamber of CommerceNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramChamber Board Training$1,300 2018
Wapello County Historical SocietyNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramMuseum Board Strategic Planning Process$5,000 2018
City of OttumwaNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramSTAR Community Certification$5,000 2018
Ottumwa Community School DistrictNonprofit Capacity Support Grant Program2018-2019 Board Retreat$2,540 2018
Area 15 Regional PlanningNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramEconomic Modeling Software (EMSI)$6,000 2018
Main Street OttumwaNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramNational Mainstreet Conference$3,750 2019
Blakesburg Historical Preservation SocietyNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramStrategic Planning and Visioning Assistance$5,000 2019
Greater Ottumwa Partners in ProgressNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramGOPIP Strategic Planning Session$1,075 2019
Ottumwa Area Chamber of CommerceNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramGOPIP Super Board meeting$5,000 2019
Ottumwa Community School DistrictNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramFour Pillars Brainstorming Session$4,000 2019
Ottumwa Community School DistrictNonprofit Capacity Support Grant Program2019-2020 Board Retreat$1,342 2019
Ottumwa Community School DistrictNonprofit Capacity Support Grant Program2016 Board Retreat$2,370 2020
Ottumwa Area Development CorporationNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramPIP Restructuring Capacity Grant$23,000 2020
Southern Iowa Mental Health CenterNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramOutrun the Stigma 5K Run/Walk$1,500 2020
Ottumwa Area Chamber of CommerceNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramChamberMaster Software Program$4,096 2020
Cardinal Community School DistrictPresident's FundBetter off with Orff$3,000 2017
Indian Hills Community College Development CorporationPresident's FundCommunity Coordinated Response Team$2,500 2018
Ottumwa Area Development CorporationPresident's FundTarget Study$4,500 2018
Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association IncPresident's FundOttumwa Satellite Museum Proposal$5,500 2018
Indian Hills Community College Development CorporationPresident's FundHealth Care Career Exploration Academy$7,480 2019
City of OttumwaPresident's FundHealthy Neighbors$3,000 2019
Southeast Iowa Symphony OrchestraPresident's FundSchool Tour Concerts$5,000 2019
Indian Hills Community College Development CorporationPresident's Fund2019 Health Care Career Exploration Academy$7,500 2019
Cardinal Community School DistrictStrategic GrantGPS: Goals. Plan. Succeed$200,000Support for the Cardinal G.P.S program- a program centered around career and college readiness strategies2016
Cardinal Community School DistrictStrategic GrantUniversal Student Supports$56,000Cardinal Schools is requesting 1-year gap funding for the additional student support services. A 50/50 cost share in partnership with Pekin CSD will provide a school counselor for the elementary school. A partnership with GPAEA will share the services of a social worker beginning in fall 2019. CCSD is also preparing for a possible reduction in preschool funding which will require reduced preschool programming. Gap funds would allow for uninterrupted programming for 2019-2020.2019
Ottumwa Community School DistrictStrategic GrantGear Up Coordinator$99,334 2016
Ottumwa Community School DistrictStrategic GrantSeamless Transitions: Spark Tank$664,150 2018
Reflectionz StudioWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$3,000 2020
My Chic BoutiqueWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$5,000 2020
Martha's Nook & CrannyWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$3,200 2020
Scratch Filipino cuisineWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$2,500 2020
Sports Medicine Diagnostic Center, LLCWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$3,000 2020
Main Street Donuts LLCWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$2,500 2020
Brendas bar and grillWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$1,200 2020
Finders KeepersWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$2,000 2020
Tee-Rex Mini GolfWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$4,000 2020
Berry Patch IT ServicesWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$2,500 2020
Nina's Cut & CurlWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$500 2020
DIXON'S Floors N MoreWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$2,500 2020
Thumbsup AwardsWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$3,200 2020
Tom Morgan Consulting, Inc.Wapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$3,500 2020
Graphix MastersWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$1,300 2020
TEQUILA GRILL OTTUMWA LLCWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$2,000 2020
Owl's Nest LLCWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$2,200 2020
Bailey Office Outfitters LLCWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$2,000 2020
Moon Locks SalonWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$2,000 2020
Stitch Doctor Inc. dba-The Stitch DoctorWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$5,000 2020
Red Sea Eritrean and Ethiopian RestaurantWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$4,000 2020
Antiques & UniquesWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$3,000 2020
Ottumwa Grocery StoreWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$3,100 2020
Family First Chiropractic Clinic PLLCWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$3,500 2020
Morgan's Corner Bar & GrillWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$5,000 2020
Keith Equestrian Center LLCWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$2,700 2020
Curl Up & DyeWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$1,500 2020
Rainy’sWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$1,900 2020
Carnes LLCWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$1,800 2020
Top Hat Coffee and EntertainmentWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$3,000 2020
Vine CoffeehouseWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$2,400 2020
Courtside Bar & GrillWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$1,700 2020
Ohana Grill Hawaiian BBQWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$3,000 2020
Hold Fast TattoosWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$1,200 2020
Pro Tan Tanning CenterWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$2,800 2020
Dean Satellite and AntennaWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$1,300 2020
B&C Imaging, L.L.C. d.b.a Lee's Photography/B&C School PicturesWapello County Small Business Emergency Impact Fund2020 Small Business Emergency Impact Fund$5,000 2020
Indian Hills Community College Development CorporationMcCune EndowmentHealthcare Continuing Education Conference$2,950Healthcare Continuing Education Conference for nurses and other allied health professionals with session topics related to the care or treament of cancer patients targeting providers who provide acute care, palliative care and hospice care.
Ottumwa Job Corps Center Student Government AssociationBICEFOJCC and OHS After-School Collaboration$10,000Our project will be a collaboration between the Ottumwa High School (OHS) and the Ottumwa Job Corps Center (OJCC) for an after-school program focusing on youth development, educational attainment and opportunities in the community. OJCC will provide a safe place to go after-school to focus on student's studies, interact in a positive environment in order to continue to develop education and career goals. This collaboration will foster relationships and bring a new perspective to both groups. 2019
Ottumwa Area Arts CouncilBICEFMain Street Streetscape Art Project$20,000To solidify its revival and continue to promote investment in downtown, the City of Ottumwa is completing a three-block comprehensive streetscape project of East Main Street. Ottumwa Area Arts Council is ensuring art is a component of this new, engaging space to enrich the experience of Ottumwa for its residents and visitors and promote pedestrian traffic. The artwork will accentuate the streetscape and fit within the fabric of downtown Ottumwa on each of the three blocks mid-block crossings.2020
Southern Iowa Economic Development AssociationBICEFSieda Community Action Diaper Bank$20,000We are hopeful that through this project, we will be able to provide diapers to families that are within 175% of poverty or below on an ongoing basis. The availability of diapers will enable families to have additional diapers in order to provide more diaper changes for their children each day. We hope to see a reduction in the number of doctor and/or emergency room visits due to diaper rash or other skin infections caused by excessive exposure to urine and feces. 2020
Friends of the Blakesburg Public LibraryBICEFFriends of the Blakesburg Public Library Building Renovation$25,000The Friends of the Blakesburg Public Library is renovating a building it purchased in 2017 to create a new library with a community meeting room available for public use. An Ottumwa Regional Legacy Community Bright Ideas Grant & other funds enabled the group to install a new roof in February. Within 2-3 months exterior work on the east end of the facility should be finished. This grant will move the project to the next phase, installing the plumbing in the restrooms, mechanical room and kitchen.2020
Food Bank of IowaBICEFIncreasing Capacity to Fight Hunger in Ottumwa$30,000Annually, the Food Bank of Iowa (FBOI) promises the next meal to more than 2000 food-insecure Wapello County residents. As part of a recent merger, FBOI inherited an Ottumwa warehouse from the Food Bank of Southern Iowa which, despite significant mortgage liability, has serious deferred maintenance needs. Renovations are underway to improve both the capacity of the warehouse and its safety and functional usage. The FBOI respectfully requests a $30,000 matching gift to support these efforts. 2020
Seton Catholic SchoolBICEFSeton Catholic School's Technology Investments$19,000Seton continually strives to keep up with advances in technology in order to remain a relevant education option in Wapello county. To that end, we have identified meaningful important upgrades to the technology available we have available for our students. It is our intention to purchase Chromebooks for student learning, purchase electronic hardware and related software for use managing library checkouts and inventory and purchase an additional SMART Board and projector for classroom use. 2020
Friends of NAS Ottumwa IncBICEFNaval Air Station Ottumwa New Roof$15,000The Friends of NAS Ottumwa Inc. will install a new roof on the entire building of the Naval Administration Building at the Ottumwa Industrial Airport. This is a non-profit 501(c)(3) formed in 2011 to preserve the U.S. Naval building built in 1943; it is one of the only Naval air training headquarters known remaining in the U.S. This is a volunteer effort to restore and operate a historic building and convert into a museum and tourist attraction for Ottumwa, Iowa and U.S. 2020
Iowa International CenterBICEF24/7 Interpretation Hotline$8,358The 24/7 Interpretation Hotline helps non-English-speakers when they're most vulnerable. This program enables communication between first responders, police, domestic violence shelters, and direct service personnel with those with limited English. Personnel can request over 180 languages and provide services in cases where language may be a barrier to help, information, or public safety. 2020
American Home Finding AssociationBICEFFoster Grandparent Program of Wapello County$25,000The Corporation for National and Community Service created the Foster Grandparent Program in 1965. Its purpose is to engage older, low income Americans in meaningful volunteer mentoring opportunities with local youth. The program benefits the children, the volunteers and the community as a whole. Volunteers earn a small hourly stipend. Children become proficient readers, the teachers' load is lightened and the community has fewer unemployed individuals. 2020
Living Hope Bible ChurchBICEFLiving Hope Preschool$7,438Purchase updated, age-appropriate equipment new tables and chairs, lockers, storage units, educational materials and toys, soft seating, technology and STEM kits. 2020
Latinas Latinos al Exito IncBICEFAl Exito Ottumwa Middle School and Conference$11,194Al Éxito Ottumwa, in partnership with the Ottumwa School District provides free weekly, asset-based afterschool programs using our research-based, culturally relevant curriculum throughout the year at the middle school. Al Éxito will provide a one-day conference for middle school girls and their mothers, to empower them to create a shared educational vision for their futures and start them on the right path to accomplish their academic goals. 2020
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaBICEFAddressing Wapello County's Child Care Desert$10,000Wapello County is facing a significant child care shortage, which puts health & safety for children and economic development at risk. This project aims to begin steps to lessen the child care crisis by planning for the expansion of child care facilities at the existing Ottumwa YMCA. Funds will be utilized to develop architectural designs and budget for the project to be used for project implementation. The finished project will serve up to 50 more children at the facility. 2020
Greater Ottumwa Vocal Arts Project IncBICEFUnder-Resourced/At-Risk Youth in the Arts Initiative 2021$14,250Annual Performing Arts Festival program expansion to engage minority and at-risk elementary students and their families in the festival.2020
First Resources CorporationBICEFUpgrades and expansion of Adult Day Habilitation Programs$30,000Tenco Industries recently merged with First Resources. The two companies have aligned Adult Day Habilitation programs that require an expansion at our Gateway Dr. facility to house them. We require an upgrade to our fire alarm systems within the Hope House facility , and an upgraded a/c systems to the Oak Meadow Facility. We ask for your consideration to assist us in this remodel and upgrades so that we can continue offering optimal care for the individuals with disabilities that we serve. 2020
Wapello County Trails CouncilBICEFNorth Levee Repair Project$30,000The Wapello County Trails Council seeks funding for Phase I of a two phase project to replace the north levee trail section from the Market Street (Skate Board Park) to the Wabash Bridge. This section was originally paved in 2007 and was the first project of the newly formed trails council group. The asphalt section is in poor condition and the trails council is concerned the city may close it due to liability. The city is unable to replace the damaged trail sections due to budget constraints.2020
Whatsoever You Do, Inc.BICEFWYD INC ® "SE IA Emergency Shelter for Women & Children" 2nd Phase Construction - Basement Level $30,000WYD INC ® is in the process of renovating the former E. End Presbyterian Church to be able to open it as an emergency shelter for women and/or women and their children. We are doing this in a recently reconstructed 4 phase project. We are currently in Phase 2 which is the "Basement Level". Our request is for funding to help us complete the Basement Level construction. 2020
Friends of the Blakesburg Public LibraryBICEFFriends of the Blakesburg Public Library Renovation Project -- Electrical Upgrades$10,604This project will upgrade the electrical wiring in the new library, bringing it up to code for commercial use and improving telecommunications capability. This is part of a multi-phase project to renovate a former automobile repair shop into a library and community center for the citizens of the Blakesburg area. Because we have completed the exterior of the east end of the building we are focusing on completing the interior electrical upgrades on that section of the building at this time.2020
City of EddyvilleBICEF2020 Eddyville Pocket Park$10,000The project for this grant is called the Eddyville Pocket Park and is located in Wapello County. The Pocket Park will be located downtown Eddyville between two buildings that are in good condition. We would like to pour concrete between these two buildings to make it a welcoming area that parents with children can come to play, friends to gather and be designed for handicap accessibility. 2020
Cardinal A-ClubBICEFCardinal Softball Backstop$13,100The Cardinal A-club in partnership with the Cardinal CSD hope to build a new 30 feet backstop to help with safety.2020
Iowa Babe Ruth Leagues IncBICEFOttumwa Babe Ruth LED Lighting upgrade$30,000In order provide a safe playing environment, provide the best baseball experience, enhance our facilities, and to put our best foot forward when representing our City to multiple visitors. The requested Grant funds are needed to accomplish upgrading our current electrical panels, appropriate electrical power, and upgrade to energy efficient LED lights on Bookin Field.2020
Iowa Legal AidBICEFEmployment Barriers & Expungement Clinic$11,671Our Employment Barriers & Expungement Clinic removes barriers to employment, housing and economic self-sufficiency and promotes economic development in local communities. The project will help Wapello County residents with a juvenile or criminal history identify charges eligible for expungement, address court debt obligations and resolve barriers to transportation and other related legal issues.2020
Bridge View Center IncBICEFRepair of Exterior Marquee LED Sign$10,000Our exterior marquee LED sign is a critical part of marketing our events at Bridge View Center. The exterior LED sign is original to the building of Bridge View Center. It was brand new when the building opened in 2007. The southside of the LED sign tends to see more wear and tear compared to the northside of the sign. The repairs requested are for the southside of the LED sign.2020
Food Bank of IowaBICEFLast Dollar Capital Improvements to Fight Hunger$30,000In the next year, the Food Bank of Iowa will promise the next meal to more than 3,000 food-insecure Wapello County residents. As part of a recent merger, FBOI inherited an Ottumwa warehouse from the Food Bank of Southern Iowa which, despite significant mortgage liability, has serious deferred maintenance needs. Among these renovations is a substantial need for the installation of a new high efficiency HVAC system. The FBOI respectfully requests a $30,000 matching gift to support these efforts.2020
Ottumwa Park and Recreation Foundation IncBICEFTree Nursery$20,625This proposal seeks funds to re-establish a tree nursery in Memorial Park. A tree nursery is a place where young trees (seedlings) are given special care with the goal to raise them for future transplanting into our park system. This is a long-term plan to add much needed trees into our parks.2020
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaCOVID-19 Unrestricted Rapid Response GrantEmergency "At-Risk" Food Distribution Program$5,100Puchase food and deliver lunches for children during COVID-19 shutdown.2020
Food Bank of IowaCOVID-19 Unrestricted Rapid Response GrantFeeding Wapello County in a Time of Crisis$15,000Purchase additional food items for Wapello County residents during COVID-192020
Rocket Food PantryLYAThe Rocket Closet$2,500The Rocket Closet will be available to students that are in need of clothing, personal hygiene products for job interviews, or dressing up for extracurricular activities. We will also provide food for classroom teachers to use at their discretion and in the closet. The closet will be located on the high school campus and will be available to all high school students, no matter the family income. It is our hope that by helping our students, they will become successful members in our communities.2019
Greater Ottumwa Vocal Arts Project IncLYAFestival Production of Disney's "Newsies"$2,250AGPAF will present its 8th Annual Performing Arts Festival June 12-26, 2020 in Wapello County. The festival brings together professional performers, arts educators, technical theater staff and audiences from throughout the Upper Midwest, including Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri. A major component of the festival is the final production held on the final evening of the festival. The 2020 production will feature a large cast of area high school students in Disney's "Newsies." 2019
Eldon Public LibraryLYAEldon Public Library Family Programs$1,750 The Eldon Public Library would like to improve the programming it offers to kids, teens and families. We currently offer Monday Movie Matinees and the Summer Library Programs, which include Drop In Crafts Days and the Summer Reading program. We would like to enhance the programs by hiring more performers, purchasing Breakout EDU boxes for escape room programs, board games for teen/family game events, and STEM/STEAM kits for kids and teens. We would also like to offer year round programming. 2020
Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of AmericaLYAProgram supplies funding for Woodland Trails Fun Day and Cubcicle Events$750Annually we hold 2 events at Foster Acres that are designed to be led by the older Scouts and attended by our Cub Scouts. The older Scouts serve as station leaders with the assistance of an adult leader and they show, instruct, and impart the needed knowledge to be successful at that station. We hold a Fun Day in late September and Cubcicle in February. The Cub Scouts are able to earn advancement from the activities for the day. They learn skills like fire building, weather, food, and archery.2020
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaLYAFSRP Support Program$2,500The FSRP (Family Safety, Risk, & Permanency) Support program is a program that will support youth and families that are part of the DHS system. When youth are removed from the home, often families are given supervised visit times. First Resources is a company the DHS contracts with to provide these. their current facilities are less than acceptable and they would like to provide a much more organic and family friendly space such as the YMCA. We would like to pilot this program for 6 months.2020
Young Men's Christian Association of OttumwaLYASensory and Behavioral Health Regulation Room$2,500Our goal is to offer a sensory friendly and safe active space for the youth in our care. We will have a wide variety of materials so children will gain access to appropriate sensory stimulation. This will help support our children who have special needs of any sort, those who are struggling with their mental health, and for children that might need a break from the stimulus of a classroom setting. This will start the foundation of filling those needs to help children cope and remain with peers.2020
American Home Finding AssociationLYAFacility Updates at the Corinthian House$2,500This project includes continued improvements to the infrastructure of AHFA's comprehensive level group care facility, Corinthian House. This will allow children to receive needed treatment that will assist them in returning to a home like setting. The project includes installation of a heavy duty fiber glass door and frame to the upstairs boys bedroom.2020
Latinas Latinos al Exito IncLYARe-connecting after covid$2,500Reconnect students after COVID-19 and help them improve their mental and physical state by pairing with middle school students to provide activities.2020
Camp Invention: OttumwaLYACamp Invention: K-6 Summer Enrichment Program for Wapello County Children$2,500$2,500 from the Legacy Youth Alliance would give ten or more underserved K-6th grade children from Wapello County the opportunity to participate in Camp Invention® (CI), a week-long summer enrichment program with hands-on modules that develop creativity, inventive thinking, and problem-solving skills. This summer’s CI program will be held at Evans Middle School, where Breanna Dehrkoop, certified Ottumwa Community School District teacher, will act as Director for her 5th year.2021
Cardinal Community School DistrictLYAMental Health Supports for the Community$1,610We have a tiered support system in place at Cardinal Community School District to help our students in the area of mental health. We have a well-balanced team that leads the district's mental health incentives and strives to reach each and every student. We would like to support our student and mental health professionals with the materials that they need to serve the student population. Each student has different needs and various resources that they have access to. We try to fill the gaps.2021
Cardinal Pekin Trap Shooting TeamLYACardinal Pekin Dust Devils Trap Shooting Team$2,500The Cardinal Pekin Trap Shooting Program is an opportunity for students from the Cardinal and Pekin
School Districts to come together as one cohesive team and participate in a sport that is outside of what is
considered the traditional sports offerings. All interested students will be given the opportunity to have a
safe, enjoyable, and a high quality team-based experience that is focused on the safe handling and use of
firearms through the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP).
Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont Community School DistrictLYAFIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Club$2,500EBF would like to form a HS robotics club in conjunction with a company called FIRST Inspire.2021
Ottumwa Park and Recreation Foundation IncManual Entry Nonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramStrategic Planning Process$5,000 2020
Parkview Care CenterMillane Care Center Support FundSerenity Aquarium and Aviary Services$1,920Maintenace and upkeep of Aviary2020
Parkview Care CenterMillane Care Center Support GrantSerenity Aquarium and Aviary Services$1,920Maintenace and upkeep of Aviary2021
SunnyBrook Assisted LivingMillane Care Center Support GrantSunnybrook Assisted Living request for 2021$849We are requesting funds for Assisted Living and Memory Care resident's outings and activities. More details are in the attached files.2021
Video Game Capital of the World MuseumNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramNewly Established Non-profit Board Development$5,000 2019
Ottumwa Symphony OrchestraNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramOperations Capacity Support$4,000 2019
Cardinal Community School DistrictNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramProject Spark$5,000 2020
Wapello County Fair, Inc.Nonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramChris Jansen Concert$2,300 2020
City of OttumwaNonprofit Capacity Support Grant ProgramRefugee RISE Americorps Project$5,000 2020
City of OttumwaStrategic GrantOttumwa Police Department ERT Vest Request$15,000The City of Ottumwa has recently completed its annual budgeting process. In the process, numerous departments were trimmed of staff and resources due to limited revenue. Five ERT vests were among the equipment purchases eliminated from the approved budget due to constraints. These vests are what the police wear for protection in the event of an active shooter incident or during a drug raid. They are of a heavier duty material and can sustain more impact than the regular vests worn every day. 2020
Indian Hills Community CollegeStrategic GrantIHCC ENACTUS Organization$15,000General operating support to develop an ENACTUS organization at Indian Hills Community College. ENtrepreneurial - initiating ideas and business solutions with passion and innovation. ACTion - the experience of sustainable impact, activated with integrity. US - student, academic and business leaders collaborating to create a better world.2020
Main Street OttumwaStrategic GrantMain Street Maintenance$15,000After several years of downtown revitalization projects realized such as Rushing Way parking lot and Canteen Alley, we are seeing a deficiency in the amount of funding/labor available to maintain them. With the implementation of the full streetscape project currently underway this becomes an even more prominent issue. The green elements within the Streetscape must be oversight to make sure they prosper. Main Street is requesting assistance for maintenance expenses. 2020
Ottumwa Community School DistrictStrategic GrantSpark Tank- Year 3$108,184Continued funding for the Spark Tank Director position. ORLF & OCSD have put significant time and money into the Spark Tank project with positive growth community engagement, and partnerships. Additionally, the program has positive impact on the students and business community. There is the possibility of an apprenticeship program and w/o the Spark Tank program umbrella, the apprenticeship program could be delayed. 2020
Cardinal Community School DistrictStrategic GrantEducational Talent Search Job Share$36,740Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded grant program created in the 1960's. IHCC is starting year 5 of our ETS program. ETS serves 500 6th-12th graders focusing on academic, career, college, and personal needs through individual meetings, group workshops, college visits, and cultural trips. ETS staff help participants with course selection and planning, college entrance exam prep, college admission, financial aid/FAFSA, scholarships, and career exploration. 2020
Greater Ottumwa Convention and Visitors Bureau, IncStrategic Grant2021 Babe Ruth 14 Year Old World Series$25,000Assist with 1/2 registration fees for the 2021 14-Year-Old World Series2020
City of OttumwaStrategic GrantPlacarded Homes$400,000 2017
Ottumwa Community School DistrictStrategic GrantSeamless Transitions: Preschool$525,000 2018
United Way of Wapello CountyStrategic GrantC3 Coordinator$19,101The Cradle-College-Career (C3) partners are seeking 3 years of salary support for a C3 Local College Access Network (LCAN) Coordinator. The C3 LCAN Coordinator will serve as the primary liaison between the C3 Stakeholder Council, C3 Action Teams and the community-at-large. The C3 LCAN Coordinator will also be responsible for coordinating career and college access resources.2018
Cardinal Community School DistrictStrategic GrantiJAG Program$33,7502021
Tenco IndustriesBICEFProtecting the Privacy of People with Disabilities$29,700Tenco is committed to accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). This project secures access from field offices to Tenco’s main office via a Virtual Private Network (VPN); it ensures laptops have drive encryption; and sets up Remote Desktop Service (RDS) in the cloud for staff to use a “Thin Client” to access the RDS. When in place, this system will ensure the privacy of 275 people with disabilities Tenco serves in Wapello and surrounding counties.2019
Ottumwa Public Library Friends IncBICEFOttumwa Public Library Children's Library Update$4,760OPL would update the children's room by replacing 2 computers, some furniture and shelving. The largest expense for this update is the 2 AWE computers. These would be replacements of current equipment which have been used an enormous amount. We would also use the funds to replace two lounge chairs in the children's room of the library. The rest would be used to purchase a new reading rug, a new Duplo Lego table, a new book nook for toddlers to read in, a book tree shelf, and a puzzle holder. 2020
Cardinal Pekin Trap Shooting TeamLYACardinal Pekin Trap Team$2,500The Cardinal Pekin Trap Shooting Program is an opportunity for students from the Cardinal and Pekin School Districts to come together as one cohesive team and participate in a sport that is outside of what is considered the traditional sports offerings. All interested students will be given the opportunity to have a safe, enjoyable, and a high quality team-based experience that is focused on the safe handling and use of firearms through the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP).2019
Cardinal Community School DistrictLYAMaintain and Improve Cardinal Before/After School Daycare Program$2,500We serve on average 65 students aging in grade preschool to fifth grade after school each day. In this time frame, we provide academic support, free play time, physical activity, fresh air outside, guided play, and a snack. We encourage educational support during this time; with inclusion of STEM, spelling, math, science, and free play to promote social/emotional learning. We provide services in a childcare desert area of Wapello County. Our families in need rely on our affordable program.2020
SunnyBrook Assisted LivingMillane Care Center Support FundSunnybrook Assisted Living Millane Care Center Fund Request 2020$1,386Assistance with purchases of items that will be used by our assisted living residents and our memory care residents.2020
Cardinal Community School District/Living Hope Bible ChurchBICEFStop the Sumer Slide$10,000Summer reading intervention program to improve proficiency.2021
Crisis Center & Women's ShelterBICEFHVAC Replacement$18,500HVAC Replacement in four units at the shelter multiplex.2021
Eldon Uptown/DowntownBICEF417 W Elm$13,294417 W Elm handicap accessible bathroom2021
Friends of the Eddyville Public LibraryBICEFBuilding Better Connections$3,206Building Better Connections in a Virtual World2021
Greater Ottumwa Vocal Arts Project, IncBICEFHistoric Window Replacement $30,000Historic window replacement at the former B'nai Jacob Synagogue2021
Ottumwa Habitat for HumanityBICEFFamily Home Build$25,0002021 Family Come Build on Ward St.2021
Wapello County 4-H Exposition, IncBICEFOutdoor Restroom & Shower Facility$30,000Outdoor restroom and shower facility at the WC Expo Grounds2021
Whatsoever You Do, IncBICEFPhase II Equipment$20,000Phase II equipment at the WYD, Inc. Emergency Women & Children Shelter2021
American Home Finding AssociationBICEFWapello County Car Passenger Safety Program$10,000Assist with a program which provides care seats, proper installation, and/or inspection of infant and toddler car seats2021
First Resources, IncBICEFGateway Drive Roof Project$18,238Gateway Drive roof repair2021
Friends of Blakesburg Public Library BICEFBlakesburg Public Library Renovation Project -- Electrical Upgrades$15,600Electrical upgrades phase of the Blakesburg Public Library renovation project2021
Indian Hills Community College Development Corporation BICEFInspiring and Supporting College Enrollment among Wapello County's High School Seniors$5,000Inspiring and Supporting College Enrollment among Wapello County's High School Seniors2021
Iowa International CenterBICEF Removing Language Barriers: Free 24/7 Interpretation Hotline$7,662 Removing Language Barriers: Free 24/7 Interpretation Hotline2021
Main Street OttumwaBICEFMain Street Ottumwa Downtown Maintenance Program Utility Vehicle Replacement$15,000Assist with the purchase of an electric utility vehicle for downtown maintenance2021
Ottumwa Community Schools FoundationBICEFBeginner Instruments$15,000Assist with the purchase of band and orchestra instruments2021
Ottumwa Public Library Foundation BICEFDolly Parton Imagination Library Kick Off$7,500Partner with OPL to kick off the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program 2021
Southeast Iowa Dream CenterBICEFDream Center House | Concrete Foundation$16,000Foundation for a new house at 517 S Ward St2021
Southeast Iowa Sports Commission BICEFSEISC Marketing Roll-Out$10,000Create a marketing package for the Sports Complex Capital Campaign2021
Southern Iowa Economic Development Association BICEFSieda Community Action Diaper Bank FY22$10,000Sieda Community Action Diaper Bank FY222021
Whatsoever You Do, IncBICEFPhase 3 - Electrical Work$20,000WYD INC ® "SE IA Emergency Shelter for Women & Children" - Phase 3 - Electrical Work2021
ORHC-McCreery Cancer CenterMcCune Endowment Chairs and Equipment$3,304New waiting room and treatment room furniture that can be
cleaned and sanitized. Also, 2 new wheelchairs, 1 standard and one
ORHC-McCreery Cancer Center McCune EndowmentBreast Boards and Hand Grip Sets for Breast Cancer Patients$7,282Equipment for immobilization and/or comfort of cancer patients
during CT Simulation and treatment including: Wing Boards, Varian
Lok-Bar, Knee Cushions, Postifix Head Rests, Silverman Headreast,
and Head Cushions
YMCA of Ottumwa McCune EndowmentAdaptive Yoga for Cancer Patients$5,000
Restorative Yoga Pilot Program: includes instructor certification,
adaptive equipment, participant fees, and marketing.
Ottumwa Community School DistrictStrategic GrantConstruction Technology Program $100,000Seed Funding for the the Construction Technology Program, a partnership between the Ottumwa Community School District
and Indian Hills Community College.
American Home Finding Association
Blakesburg Historical Preservation Society
Bridge View Center Inc
Children & Families of Iowa
Crisis Center & Women’s Shelter
First Resources Inc.
Food Bank of Iowa
Friends of the Blakesburg Public Library
Hospice of Davis & Wapello County
Indian Hills Community College
Main Street Ottumwa
McHaffey Opera House
Ottumwa Community Children’s Playhouse
Seton Catholic School
STARR Workforce, Inc
Wapello County Fair Inc
YMCA of Ottumwa
Non-profit Pandemic Support FundNon-profit Pandemic Support Fund$100,000The Legacy Foundation opened the
Nonprofit Pandemic Support Fund
in response to the continuously evolving COVID-19 crisis to assist in filling the gap of lost revenue experienced by our local nonprofit community caused by the pandemic.