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The City of Genoa recently received a Community Economic Development Implementation Grant of $20,000 from the DeKalb County Community Foundation. This grant enables the City of Genoa to conduct a comprehensive and strategic planning process. Genoa has experienced significant change since adopting the existing 2003 plan. This process allows for insights into community views and ideas for the future.
The Community Foundation developed the Community Economic Development Implementation Grant Program to provide additional opportunities for further growth and success. Communities in DeKalb County are eligible to apply for funding to support implementation projects that align with their economic plan or to support further economic planning. “This grant program illustrates the continued support of economic development and incentivizes our communities to plan for future growth,” said Teri Spartz, Community Engagement Director.
A total of $300,000 is committed to this grant program through donor support. Each community is eligible to apply for a maximum of $20,000 over the life of the grant program (three-year expectancy). Grant applications must reference a recently completed community economic development plan and connect to implementation projects within the plan or to support continued economic planning.
For questions or additional information on the Community Economic Development Implementation Grant program, please contact Community Engagement Director Teri Spartz at 815-748-5383 or email@example.com.