Governor awards economic development block grants to Idaho cities/counties

BOISE, Idaho (News Release) — Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced that 18 Idaho Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awards will be distributed to benefit community and economic development, and improve senior centers in cities and counties throughout Idaho.

“One of the greatest assets that we can offer our communities is to partner with them in helping to improve their infrastructure, attract new businesses, and better serve their citizens,” said Megan Ronk, director of Idaho Commerce. “It’s truly encouraging to see all the growth and development across Idaho because of the CDBG program.”

All grant awards are reviewed and recommended by the Economic Advisory Council (EAC), and final approval is granted by the Governor. The 18 cities and counties receiving CDBG grants are:
Public Facilities Awards
• City of Blackfoot – Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project - $500,000
• City of Filer – Water System Improvement Project - $500,000
• City of Ashton – Wastewater Improvement Project - $500,000
• City of Kellogg – Wastewater Collection Line Replacement Project - $500,000
• City of Stites – Wastewater Improvement Project - $375,000
• City of Shelley – Water System Improvement Project - $400,000
• City of Garden City – Infrastructure to serve Life’s Kitchen - $474,689 (sub-recipient: Life’s Kitchen)
• City of Donnelly – Water System Improvement Project - $500,000
• City of Grangeville – Construction of a new Kids Klub facility - $400,000 (sub-recipient: Kids Klub)
• City of Basalt – Wastewater Improvement Project - $350,000
• City of Preston – Water System Improvement Project - $500,000
• City of Hazelton – Water System Improvement Project - $412,550
• Benewah County – Water System Project - $500,000 (sub-recipient: Fernwood Water and Sewer District)
Senior & Community Center Awards
• City of Mountain Home – Senior Center Kitchen Improvement Project – $150,000
• Power County – Senior Center Kitchen Improvement Project - $150,000
• Caribou County – Roof Replacement Project - $137,350
• City of Kimberly – Roof Replacement & Kitchen Improvement Project - $84,150
Imminent Threat Award
• Shoshone County – Water Main Replacement Project – $100,000 (sub-recipient Pinehurst Water District)

The Idaho CDBG program supports Idaho cities and counties with development of necessary public infrastructure. The grant program, funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is used to construct projects that benefit low- and moderate-income persons, help prevent or eliminate slum and blight conditions, or address damage caused by natural disasters in local areas.

For information about the Idaho Community Development Block Grant program visit: http://commerce.idaho.gov/development-block-grants/



 
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