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December 19, 2013

Special requests concern CCDA


Around $500,000 should be available in each of the two funding pools. Fund A project applications are due in April and can be funded up to $150,000 at a 50 percent match of the total cost. Fund B grants are up to $75,000 at a 25 percent match of the total cost, with applications due in July.

CCDA Director Alice Schnepel suggested if the board was going to draw a line on special requests it should not exclude the Camanche request.

"I think if we're going to look at a school, we need to look at Camanche," Schnepel said.

According to information that was distributed to board members about the last seven years of funding, Camanche has received $95,000 while the CCDA has poured more than $615,000 into the Clinton School District (not including what was given to the Restoring Royalty campaign). The Central Clinton School District has received $735,000 in the last seven years while the Northeast School District saw more than $270,000.

Directors agreed to form a subcommittee to examine closing the door on special requests and will report back to the full CCDA board during its January meeting.



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