Granger Parks & Rec. has received a $2,500 grant from Prairie Meadows through its 2014 Community Betterment Grant Program.

The 2014 Prairie Meadows Community Betterment grant award will help to with construction costs of building a storage shed and concession stand at the new recreational complex located east of the Granger Community Center.

"We are extremely pleased to have received this funding from Prairie Meadows this year," said Kurt Moats, Parks & Rec. Board President. "These funds will help ensure continued progress of this on-going project at the new recreational area."

The Prairie Meadows Grants Advisory Committee, comprised of community, business and education leaders from the greater Des Moines area, thoroughly review all Community Betterment Grant Applications. After their review the Grant Advisory Committee presents their funding recommendations to the Prairie Meadows Board of Directors for review and approval. Prairie Meadows has given more than $1.4 billion through taxes, grants and charitable donations to the state of Iowa. More than $600 million of that figure has remained right here in our community to promote economic development, agriculture, jobs and tourism.