Colts Receive Two Grants

June 12, 2009

The Dubuque Racing Association is the non profit organization that holds the gambling authority for the Dubuque Greyhound Park and the Mystique Casino and also licenses the Diamond Jo Casino.

Their operating charter directs a percentage of profits to non profit organizations every year. It is a competitive grant process and the Colts were one of nearly 250 agencies to receive funding this year.

We have received a grant every year but one since this program started in 1987. In total, since 1987, the Colts have been fortunate to received from the DRA over $240,000 in support of capital investments.

The City of Dubuque provides operating support for major and established Arts and Culture organizations located in Dubuque who provide year-round programming for Dubuque citizens. A total of $200,000 is allocated each year in the City budget, and an appointed Arts and Culture commission decides on an allocation to the groups who qualify.

This is the largest grant the Colts have received from this program since the Dubuque City Council initiated it in 2006.

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