NEWS RELEASE:  For Immediate Release
Contact: Megan Hill
Idaho Commerce

Governor Otter Awards Community Development Block Grants

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

BOISE, Idaho— Thursday, April 19, 2018—Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced that 16 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.


All grant awards are reviewed and recommended by the Economic Advisory Council (EAC), and final approval is granted by the Governor. The cities and counties receiving CDBG grants are:


Public Facilities and Infrastructure

City of Ashton

Replacement of sewer collection lines


City of Culdesac

Wastewater system improvements


City of Deary

Water system improvements


City of Firth

Construction of new wastewater treatment plant


City of Franklin

Water system improvements


City of Homedale

Construction of new library


City of Malad

Wastewater improvement project


City of Kendrick

Wastewater system upgrades


City of Moscow

Purchase of a new fire truck


City of New Meadows

Upgrades to the city’s water system


City of Priest River

Wastewater system improvements


Minidoka County

(sub-recipient Minidoka County Fire Protection District)

Purchase of two new fire trucks


Power County

(sub-recipient Health West)

Remodeling the Health West Medical Clinic in American Falls


Downtown Revitalization



City of Rupert

Rupert Square improvement project


City of Sandpoint

Pedestrian illumination project


Senior Center



City of Rupert

Senior Center renovations



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. 


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