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$6.18 Million Awarded to Iowa Communities

March 2, 2021

For more information contact: 

Kanan Kappelman, Iowa Economic Development Authority
Phone: 515.348.6248

$6.18 million awarded to Iowa communities for infrastructure, housing and transportation projects 

March 2, 2021 (DES MOINES) – Awards totaling $6.18 million were announced today for 18 communities across Iowa. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) made the awards through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which provides support for community improvements. 

Awards were made for water/sewer and stormwater infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitation and employment-related transportation projects. Grants are awarded based upon the benefit to low- and moderate-income Iowans, financial need, project impact and readiness, and commitment of local resources to the project.

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 downtown improvements.

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

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