Pillars Grant Program:
The Clarke County Development Corporation, CCDC, is the sponsoring Iowa not-for-profit corporation, and holds the license for Lakeside Casino Resort at West Lake in Osceola. In accordance with its operating agreement with Lakeside Hotel-Casino, CCDC receives funding to allocate on a monthly basis to the CCDC Pillar grant award program.
CCDC is proud to be a part of the South Central Iowa area and thanks all its many individual, governmental, business and industry partners for their continual support. Lakeside Hotel- Casino is a product of the hard work and faith of the citizens of Clarke County.
Clarke County Development Corporation’s funding policy provides that: five percent of the funds available for distribution are placed in a reserve fund established by the CCDC; 25% is allocated to the operations of CCDC; the remaining balance of funds are dedicated to charitable giving and distributed to qualifying 501(c)(3) or tax-exempt equivalent organizations serving the needs of the people in the Clarke County;
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Funds available for the Pillars Granting Program vary each year. Applying for a grant does not guarantee the requested project or program will be funded. Please recognize that your request may be funded fully, partially, or not at all.
Community Activities Fund
This grant is available through the Clarke County Development Corporation and Lakeside Casino and Resort. CAF Grants assist organizations located in ClarkeCounty which serve primarily youth, senior citizens and disadvantaged persons.
There is no minimum grant size.
The maximum amount of this grant is $500 per project or individual.
The grants are considered on a monthly basis and may be applied for by writing a letter of request to
Clarke County Development Corporation, P.O. Box 426, Osceola, Iowa50213
Include with your letter the number of persons benefited, your applicant match and costs identified (i.e.: estimate from contractor; vender order form, catalog page). We will let you know of the committee’s decision within a few days of our monthly Board Meeting, the second Wednesday of each month.
Please call our office, 641-342-2994, if you have any questions or need assistance with your CAF Grant application letter.
SICOG Providing Assistance for Teachers Housing (PATH) Grant
This grant is offered through the Southern Iowa Council of Governments Housing Trust Fund. To qualify for the grant applicants must:
- Be purchasing their first home in Clarke County
- Be employed as a full time k-12 teacher
- Meet income guidelines
- Submit a letterof employment form the school district with the application
- Be purchasing a single family residenceto be used as a primary residence
- Purchase a home with a purchase price under $250,000
Contact your Realtor or Loan Officer for further information.