KMA: Axne presents grant for Stanton child care expansion
May 5, 2022
(Stanton) — Federal funding is expediting plans for a new Stanton child care facility.
During her swing through southwest Iowa Wednesday afternoon, Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne presented a $1 million check to the Stanton Child Resource Center. The project is one of nine community projects Axne submitted for funding through the House Appropriations Committee in April, 2021, and later approved by the full House. Axne tells KMA News she sought money for a new facility after touring the existing facility two years ago.
“They’re working out of an old steakhouse that really needs expansion and repair,” said Axne. “When I heard what they were facing, and that they were working hard as a community to funding together to expand, I wanted to do whatever I could to help them.”
Staci Kutzli is vice president of the center’s board of directors. Kutzli says the proposed 10,500 square-foot facility planned for Stanton’s Technology Park will be double the size of the current location.