$4.5 million awarded to Iowa communities for infrastructure projects

November 28, 2018

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Jacque Matsen

$4.5 million awarded to Iowa communities for infrastructure projects

November 28, 2018 (Des Moines) – Awards totaling $4.5 million were announced today for 11 communities across the state. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awarded the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to support community water and sewer infrastructure projects. 

IEDA received 12 applications totaling $4.8 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.

“Assisting communities to invest in their infrastructure projects is an important step in helping them become development-ready,” said Debi Durham, director of the IEDA. “These federal funds will have a significant impact on many communities in our state.”

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, and 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 515.348.6245.

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