Greater Victoria Riverboat Fund Applications Now Available – Kane County Connects

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The City of St. Charles funded part of its 7th Avenue Creek project, which runs from 10th Avenue South to Washington Avenue, through the Greater Victoria Riverboat Fund.

the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment announced that applications for funds for the 2022 Greater Victoria Riverboat will be available from Thursday, January 13.

Kane County Council has budgeted $588,289 for the initiative, which supports projects that help strengthen Kane County communities and improve the quality of life for area residents.

Dundee Township Boys and Girls Clubs have renovated their Youth Impact Center with dollars generated by the Greater Victoria Riverboat Fund.

Every year the Greater Victoria Riverboat Fund provides complementary funding for activities that meet local needs in the areas of education, environment and economic development. Non-profit organizations and local government units are eligible to apply for funding.

Applications should be prepared and submitted using the county web application portal, hosted by ZoomGrants. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at midnight.

Projects will be evaluated for their effectiveness in meeting the needs of area residents, leveraging other funding, being ready to move forward, and having an overall impact on the community and their urgency.

the Kane County Community Reinvestment Office Staff is available to answer questions regarding application procedures, project eligibility criteria and the Greater Victoria Riverboat Fund in general.

Since its inception in 1997, Kane County has received a total of $157,170,957 from the Grand Victoria Casino. At its peak in 2002, the county’s annual share was over $12 million. This year, the county expects its share to be $1,946,103.

The county council has a long history of distributing a portion of its annual share of Grand Victoria casino revenue to local non-profit organizations and local government units. Last year, the board selected a total of 26 “external” projects and awarded those projects a total of $560,958.

SOURCE: Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment press release

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