|NEWS RELEASE: For Immediate Release|
|Contact: Megan Hill
|Governor Otter Awards Community Development Block Grants|
|Federally funded grants benefit economic development projects in Idaho cities and counties|
BOISE, ID— Tuesday, April 25, 2017—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
Senior & Community Center Awards
Imminent Threat Award
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: https://commerce.idaho.gov/development-block-grants/
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