Vision Iowa Board spokesperson Jessica O’Riley says a $325,000 grant will help finance a new library in downtown Hubbard. “The great story out of this one is, for a town of just under 900 people, they raised more than $800,000 in private financing,” O’Riley said. The new 7,000 square foot library carries a total price tag of just over $1.44 million.
The other CAT grant awarded today will help the Cherokee County Fair Association construct a new 4-H Expo Center. O’Riley says the 16,000 square foot facility will be used primarily as a livestock show arena. The total project cost is around $275,000. The CAT grant for Cherokee is worth $52,000.
Today’s meeting of the Vision Iowa Board took place in Fairfield.