Growth Alliance gets $19,600 grant

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, announced this week.

The Growth Alliance will get $19,600 to provide technical assistance, part of $306,000 the state received as part of the USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant program for rural development projects in Iowa, according to a press release from Harkin’s office in Washington, D.C.

The Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce also received a $5,750 portion of the funds.