The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) has announced grant awards totaling more than $1.35 million for project grants for community, recreational, entertainment and affordable housing projects that maintain and enhance the quality of life in McKinney.
MCDC receives revenue from a half-cent sales tax, generated from shopping and dining in McKinney, and is guided by a City Council-appointed board of seven McKinney residents.
Each year, MCDC accepts grant applications for projects eligible for consideration for approval under the parameters of the Texas Local Government Code. Following submission of the grant applications, MCDC board members conduct a public hearing on the requests with presentations by each of the applicants describing the impact of proposed programs on the community. Applicants address questions, and the public has an opportunity to comment on the proposed projects.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to grant funds for projects that positively impact quality of life in our city and benefit McKinney families and visitors to our community,” said Kurt Kuehn, MCDC Board Chairman.
Listed below are the grants awarded by McKinney Community Development Corporation at its May board meeting.
- Boys and Girls Club of Collin County received funding approval in the amount of $40,000 for reimbursement of a portion of costs incurred for roof repair at the McKinney Club; and $30,000 for reimbursement and repair of programming rooms and replacement of damaged recreational equipment that occurred as a result of damage to the roof.
- Collin County History Museum was awarded $3,900 for the purchase of UV and solar glass coatings for museum windows to protect museum collections and assets.
- McKinney HUB 121, LLC received approval for grant awards totaling $400,000 for the construction of a privately owned, public access pavilion with landscaping, shade structures, amphitheater, seating, sound and electrical system at HUB 121 which will be located at the intersection of Alma Road and Sam Rayburn Tollway.
- Habitat for Humanity of Collin County received approval for a grant in the amount of $877,521 for costs related to the development of The Cotton Groves of McKinney, a 35-unit affordable housing, townhouse community which will be located at the corner of Bumpas and Fitzhugh streets and constructed from repurposed shipping containers.
To learn more about any of the project or promotional and community event grants, visit the McKinney Community Development Corporation website. You can also email Cindy Schneible to request a copy of guidelines and application forms.
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. For more information about MCDC, please visit the McKinney Community Development Corporation website.
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.