The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) announced grant awards totaling $75,000 for initiatives and activities in 2018 that enhance quality of life for McKinney residents, attract visitors to the community and showcase the city for the purpose of developing new or expanded business opportunities.
Following submission of the grant applications, MCDC board members reviewed the requests for funding and heard presentations from each of the applicants describing the impact of their proposed programs on the community.
“MCDC welcomes the opportunity to provide promotional support to organizations that enhance quality of life in our city by creating events that showcase our city, and support tourism and business development,” said Kurt Kuehn, MCDC Board Chair.
Listed below are the grants awarded by McKinney Community Development Corporation at its January board meeting:
“Local dining and shopping in McKinney generates a one-half cent sales tax that is allocated to the McKinney Community Development Corporation. A portion of this sales tax is used to award project and promotional grants that enhance quality of life, support tourism and business development in McKinney,” said Kuehn.
Applications for the next cycle of promotional and community event grants will be accepted through May 31, 2018. Visit Grants page for information.
About McKinney Community Development Corporation:
MCDC is an organization with a mission to promote and preserve quality of life in McKinney, TX. The corporation was established in 1996 when voters approved a one-half cent sales tax to be used to support community and economic development projects that enhance quality of life in McKinney.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of 180,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city website.