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.


The RDA Fall Grant cycle opens on July 15th, 2024, with a due date of September 30th, 2024. We invite applications from 501c3 nonprofits, public school districts, and departments of city government. We prioritize projects that benefit Scott County residents, while recognizing that Scott County benefits from a strong region. Grant guideline documents have been updated and posted. The application can be found on the RDA website at under the GRANTS tab. We will continue to accept applications from a wide range of projects that align with the mission of creating a vibrant, inclusive, and growing community. Questions can be sent to the