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 4-5-2023

The Regional Development Authority is pleased to announce Fall 2023 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 by July 1, 2023. The due date for the Fall 2023 applications is 11:59pm – September 30, 2023.

The date of the RDA Board meeting to approve Fall 2023 grants will be announced on this website within one week of the meeting date. Details will be communicated with applicants by email and with the public on this website.

Job Opening

The RDA is seeking candidates for a Program Coordinator. We are looking for a highly organized and resourceful person to support the grant management process and general organizational functions. This position is full-time equivalent at 32 hours per week. Details are listed on the attached Position Posting.

Position Description: The Project Coordinator will support a range of operational and administrative needs, under the direction of the President/CEO. To perform this job, successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to work independently and with others, think strategically, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines. The position offers an opportunity to engage with and make a difference in our regional Quad Cities community.