The Magic City Discovery Center completed a proposal for the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot (DCIP) Program in June. The proposal requested funds for our brand new 3-story building on North Hill. We are excited to announce that the Magic City Discovery Center was selected as one of 16 projects that were formally invited to submit a grant application by August 26th. Awards will be announced the week of September 14th. Valued partnerships with the Minot Park District and City of Minot made this grant possible for MCDC.
“I am beyond thrilled that the Magic City Discovery Center has been formally invited to submit for grant funding through the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program. Making it to this point gives me great hope that this center for learning and growth will become a reality for the city of Minot, and our Minot Air Force Base families. Projects like this are an impressive example of collaboration, and improve the quality of life for our children and further the success of generations yet to come,” said Chief Eryn McElroy, 5th Bomb Wing Command Chief.
The Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program prioritizes projects addressing military family quality of life, military resilience and military value. The Magic City Discovery Center will address both quality of life and resilience for our military families and will be a wonderful resource for our entire state. "The Minot Air Force Base is an important part of our community and we are excited to have this opportunity," said Wendy Keller, Magic City Discovery Center Executive Director.