Regional Development Authority

Welcome to the Regional Development Authority!

Our Mission: “The Regional Development Authority strategically funds initiatives to create a vibrant, inclusive, and growing community.”

Who we are: The Regional Development Authority (RDA) is the Non-Profit license holder and Qualified Sponsoring Organization (QSO) for the Rhythm City Casino.  It is the RDA's duty to distribute funds received from the gaming operation to qualifying 501(c)(3) charities and educational/governmental entities in compliance with the Iowa Excursion Boat Gambling Act.

RDA Announcement:

RDA will offer two orientation sessions about the new online application system for future applicants. Please RSVP to

We will:

Two session options will cover the same material:


Attendance is NOT required to apply.

RDA supports collaborative initiatives, like Q2030, that align resources to reach common community visions.