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State doles out $9.1M in federal grants to 18 Idaho cities and counties

The state will distribute $9.1 million to 18 Idaho cities and counties for infrastructure projects ranging from sewer and water upgrades to senior center improvements as part of the annual Community Development Block Grant program.

The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Idaho Department of Commerce.

Only incorporated cities under 50,000 or counties are eligible to apply for the money.

“These grants build the foundation for additional growth in our communities by creating opportunities for their entrepreneurial spirit to shine,” said Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter in a news release. “Supporting basic infrastructure provides a key building block for local folks to work their economic magic.”

The following municipalities received grants for downtown revitalization: Donnelly – $436,151; Emmett – $500,000; Twin Falls – $498,100. Grants for senior center projects were awarded to Blaine County – $100,000, Franklin County – $150,000, Gem County – $51,561, City of Hagerman – $68,222, Madison County – $145,000, and City of Moscow – $143,066.

Grants for public facilities were awarded to City of American Falls – $500,000, City of Bliss – $500,000, City of Buhl – $500,000, Butte County – $121,055, Canyon County – $255,263, Clearwater County – $360,000, City of Emmett – $500,000, City of Grace – $500,000, Idaho County – $290,561, City of Kamiah – $500,000, Madison County – $350,000, City of Newdale – $500,000, Shoshone County – $145,640, City of St. Anthony – $500,000, Twin Falls County – $350,000, and City of Wallace – $160,000.

Two $500,000 grants targeting infrastructure that promotes job creation were awarded to the City of Dubois and the City of Greenleaf.

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