“It will include the construction of a five-thousand square-foot public library that willgive them expanded circulation space, a separate area for programming and genealogy, as well as more computer work stations,” O’Riley says. The new library will replace the town’s current library.
The other grant is for the northeast Iowa town of Parkersburg. “It will include several little league fields, a senior league field, three soccer fields and a miracle field. And that field will be for wheel-chair bound, or those with some disabilities, both for youth and adults,” according to O’Riley The Parkersburg grant is for 291-thousand dollars. O’Riley says the grants pay for a portion of the project.
“Before they can even apply, they have to have at least 50 percent of their total project cost. Typically, the board is the last dollar in,” O’Riley says. The total project cost for Parkersburg is $1.7 million. The Donnellson project cost is $863,800.