McKinney Community Development Corp. awards $1.35 million in grants

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The McKinney Community Development Corp. awarded more than $1.35 million in grants for four community, cultural and economic development projects.

The grants, approved by the MCDC board in May, are intended to maintain and enhance the quality of life in McKinney, according to a news release from the city.

The Boys and Girls Club of Collin County received $40,000 to reimburse a portion of costs incurred to repair the roof at the McKinney Club as well as $30,000 in reimbursements and repairs of programming rooms and replacing damaged recreational equipment.

MCDC awarded $3,900 to the Collin County History Museum to purchase UV and solar glass coatings for the museum’s windows. This will help protect the museum’s collections and assets, according to the release.

A $400,000 grant was awarded for Hub 121 for the construction of a pavilion with shade structures, landscaping, an amphitheater, seating, and a sound and electrical system.

Habitat for Humanity of Collin County received an $877,521 grant for costs related to developing The Cotton Groves, which will include 35 affordable townhomes made from repurposed shipping containers. Habitat will build a prototype of the Cotton Groves development in May or June with the first units opening to residents by January, said Celeste Cox, CEO of North Collin County Habitat for Humanity.

The MCDC accepts grant applications each year for projects eligible for consideration for approval under parameters of the Texas Local Government Code, according to the release. Once applications are submitted MCDC board members hold a public hearing on the requests.

Last year’s grants totaling nearly $6.4 million can be found in our previous coverage here.

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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