City of Storm Lake Applying for Child Care Market Study Grant ; City Council Authorizes Local Grant Match

The Storm Lake City Council this week approved authorizing a local match for an Iowa Economic Development Authority Rural Child Care Market Study grant application.

Development Services Specialist Lee Dutfield said the city recently got word that the IEDA was reopening grant applications for a rural child care market study grant due to having more funding available in their account. The grant award is ten-thousand dollars, and funding would allow the City of Storm Lake to partner with a professional third-party partner to assess the current local child care market environment and develop strategies…(audio clip below :23 )

Dutfield, and Mayor Mike Porsch, said this is important not only for the City’s child care assessment, but also for members of the community…(audio clip below :24 )

The City is applying through to the Center for Rural Revitalization, which is a division of IEDA.