The Regional Development Authority strategically funds initiatives to create a vibrant, inclusive, and growing community.

RDA profile

Welcome to the Regional Development Authority!

Who we are: In compliance with the Iowa Excursion Boat Gambling Act, the Regional Development Authority (RDA) is the non-profit license holder and Qualified Sponsoring Organization (QSO) for the Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport, IA. RDA receives funds from Rhythm City Casino’s gaming operation to use in making community grants. Eligible grant recipients include qualified nonprofits, as well as qualified educational and governmental entities. The RDA Board accepts grant applications in the spring and in the fall of each year. Instructions and due dates are found in the Granting Opportunities page.

Regional Development Authority Grant Opportunities - Announcement 6-30-2021

The Regional Development Authority is pleased to announce Fall 2021 granting cycle. This cycle is open, through an online application, to qualified entities for a broad range of community funding requests. The RDA grant online application will open on July 1, 2021. The due date for the Fall 2021 applications is 11:59pm – September 30, 2021. Application questions have been refined to include consideration of specific pandemic challenges, current economic conditions, and addressing racial inequities. The three guideline documents posted on this page have been updated to reflect changes in the application.

The date of the RDA Board meeting to approve Fall 2021 grants will be announced on this website. It is likely that the RDA Board will meet in person for the fall grants cycle. Details will be communicated with applicants by email and with the public on this website.