$1.7 million awarded to Iowa communities for infrastructure projects

September 18, 2018

For more information contact:

Jacque Matsen

$1.7 million awarded to Iowa communities for infrastructure projects

September 18, 2018 (Des Moines, IA) – Awards totaling $1.7 million were announced today for four communities across Iowa. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awarded the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to support community water and sewer infrastructure projects. 

IEDA received seven applications totaling $3.1 million in funding requests. The grants are awarded based upon benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, financial need, project impact and readiness and commitment of local resources to the project.

“These funds are instrumental in terms of helping communities invest in their infrastructure,” said Debi Durham, director of the IEDA. “Improvements and enhancements such as these contribute to a community’s quality of life and ability to attract new investment.”

CDBG funds enable communities to make needed improvements to water and sewer systems, improve housing conditions for low-income homeowners, provide facilities for disabled and at-risk individuals, and make transformative improvements downtown.

The Community Development Block Grant program is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). IEDA is responsible for administering the CDBG funds in the non-metropolitan areas of the state.  

For more information on CDBG or other community programs, phone 515.348.6215,
email cdbg@iowaeda.com, or visit iowaeconomicdevelopment.com. Media inquiries should be directed to Jacque Matsen at communications@iowaeda.com or 515.348.6248.

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