Over $60 Million
Total Money Awarded to Date
Due to Iowa casino closures, there will be no Fall 2020 grant cycle. Spring 2021 applications will be accepted Jan 1, 2021 thru Jan 29, 2021.

Worth County Development Authority

"Growing Worth County"

Growing Worth County

The Worth County Development Authority distributes 5.76% of the AGR from the Diamond Jo Casino Worth County to organizations from Worth County.

Geographic Focus

The WCDA's geographic focus is Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota. The primary focus is Worth County with a secondary focus on surrounding counties.

Focus Areas

The focus of the grants are in: education; community development; tourism; culture, arts and recreation; emergency services; and health and human services.


To maximize the effect of our granting, WCDA will favor grants that leverage partnerships with other organizations, governmental entities, and fund matching.


We award money in the form of Back-to-School Gift Cards, College Scholarships, Educational School District Grants and General Grants. Visit the Community Impact pages for more information.

Award Deadlines

Each type of award has it's own deadlines and application processes. Visit the Apply Now pages for more information.

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Stop by and see us at: 91 8th St N, Northwood, IA 50459 (Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm)