Governor Otter Awards Community Development Block Grant


NEWS RELEASE:  For Immediate Release

Contact: Kayla Ruiz

Idaho Commerce



Governor Otter Awards Community Development Block Grant

Federally funded grants benefit economic development projects in Idaho cities and counties 

BOISE, ID— February 4, 2015—Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced today that the City of Burley will receive an Idaho Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to benefit economic development and job creation.

“I’m always excited to see growth, development, and job creation in our Idaho communities, and Burley is no exception. The State of Idaho is pleased to be a partner in helping local leaders improve the infrastructure necessary to attract and grow businesses while creating new job opportunities for Idahoans,” Governor Otter said.

The southern Idaho community of Burley will receive $500,000 for the replacement of 800 linear feet of a deteriorated wastewater main collection line from the Burley/Heyburn Industrial Park to the city’s industrial wastewater treatment facility. The line runs across the Snake River and will be replaced with a 24” insulated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. The project helps support the expansion of Gem State Processing and its subsequent creation of 58 new jobs.

All grant awards are reviewed and recommended by the Economic Advisory Council, and final approval is granted by the Governor.

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, is used to construct projects that benefit low- and moderate-income persons, help prevent or eliminate slum and blight conditions, or solve catastrophic health and safety threats in local areas. 

Detailed information about the Idaho Community Development Block Grant program is available at:


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