Local Sewer Project Gets Financial Aid

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Nine Iowa cities are splitting more than three-MILLION dollars in federal funding to help finance updates to city sewers and water-related systems and Clinton received the largest piece of the funding.

Clinton is getting 600-thousand dollars for a portion of the 3-point-4 million dollar sanitary and storm sewer separation project.

The Iowa Economic Development Agency received 15 applications totaling $5.5 million in funding requests. Grants are awarded based on benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, financial need, project impact and readiness, and commitment of local resources to the project.

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

Hamburg and Central City are each getting half a million dollars. Portsmouth (PORTS-muth) is planning to dig a new well and install new water mains and is receiving 195-thousand dollars in federal funds for the project. Three-hundred thousand dollar grants are going to Armstrong, Scranton and Shelby. The communities of Lehigh and Smithland will each receive 242-thousand dollars.

Link: List of awards