2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC). In the last 20 years, MCDC has awarded grant funds totaling $124,177,931.00 to a broad range of organizations, from the Parks and Recreation department to city community, recreational, convention and tourist facilities and community service organizations that enhance quality of life in our city through projects and events that support business development and tourism and showcase our city. This year, MCDC has announced grant awards totaling $6.7 million for initiatives and activities.
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 local community.
“Local shopping and dining enables MCDC to make a direct impact in the community. The one-half cent sales tax generated from local shopping and dining is allocated to the MCDC and is awarded to project and promotional grants that enhance quality of life and support tourism and business development in McKinney,” said Kurt Kuehn, MCDC Board Chair.
Listed below are the Project Grants awarded by McKinney Community Development Corporation during the 2015—16 fiscal year, totaling $6.6 million:
Listed below are the Promotional and Community Grants awarded by McKinney Community Development Corporation during the 2015—16 fiscal year, totaling $100,000:
To learn more about any of the project or promotional and community event grants, visit the McKinney Community Development Corporation website. Additionally, email Cindy Schneible, to request a copy of guidelines and application forms.
About McKinney Community Development CorporationMCDC 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 more than 162,000. 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's website.