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MRHD gives $1.2M in economic development grants

The grants will help the Siouxland workforce create jobs and train young professionals
Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 2:45 PM CST
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - The Missouri River Historical Development handed out $1.2 million in grants Friday to help the Siouxland economy develop.

The Moville Area Clinic received $700,000 to build a bi-level facility to provide easy access to rural healthcare. It will house medical providers and serve as a community wellness center.

Briar Cliff University received $250,000 to create a health care workforce training facility on campus. The university hopes the program will educate more students to go into high-demand fields.

Western Iowa Technical Community College also received $250,000 to develop an aviation maintenance technician program to support Siouxland aviation. It will partner with Oracle Aviation and Morningside University to support Sioux Gateway Airport.

MRHD grants are funded through its partnership with the Hard Rock Casino. In 2021, MRHD has awarded more than 100 grants totaling $5.1 million.

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