HUD Community Development Block Grant Projects

On May 13, 2003 Governor Dirk Kempthorne awarded $8,311,490 million in HUD Community Development Block Grant funds to 28 Idaho communities to construct public facilities necessary for economic development.

The grants will be matched by other federal and state dollars and used to construct sewer and water systems, housing projects, fire and emergency medical stations and senior centers.

Kempthorne approved the grants based on recommendations from the Idaho Economic Advisory Council (EAC), a six-member, private-sector advisory board that oversees the state's economic development efforts.

According to EAC chairman Paul Anderson, the council and department staff work hand-in-hand with cities and counties to make sure projects are ready to go before recommending them for funding to the Governor.

Today's grant awards are funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Each year the State of Idaho and its three largest cities receive nearly $21 million from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for public facility and housing projects.

Nearly $10 million is distributed directly to Boise, Nampa, Pocatello, and the Idaho Housing and Finance Association.

The remaining $11 million is distributed the Department of Commerce to Idaho communities with populations of less than 50,000.

Idaho citizens serving on the Idaho Economic Advisory Council include: Chairman Paul Anderson, Avista, Post Falls; B.J. Swanson, American West Bank, Moscow; Blaine Lenon, Boise; Con Paulos, Con Paulos Chevrolet, Jerome; Park Price III, Park Price Motors, Pocatello; Fred Miyasaki, ML Technologies, St. Anthony.

Idaho Community Development Block Grant Recipients

Northern Idaho

Shoshone County: $475,000 for sewer collection system upgrades in Silverton Bonner County: $150,000 for Sandpoint senior center improvements
Plummer: $500,000 for wastewater system improvements
Sandpoint: $500,000 for downtown revitalization
Bonners Ferry: $500,000 for downtown revitalization

North Central Idaho

Idaho County: $77,060 for improvements to the Tahoe emergency services
Idaho County: $144,668 to construct a new community center in Green Creek Juliaetta: $500,000 for water system improvements
Stites: $500,000 to connect Stites & Kooskia sewer systems
White Bird: $500,000 for local water system improvements

Southwestern Idaho

Boise County: $25,000 for senior center improvements in Garden Valley
Elmore County: $244,150 to renovate the Elmore County Nursing Home
Gem County: $170,000 to renovate emergency medical center in Emmett
Owyhee County: $265,600 for a new well, purification system and water meters
in Bruneau
Payette: $460,000 for water system improvements
Kuna: $100,000 Improve Senior Center

South Central Idaho

Albion: $88,335 to construct a four-bay fire station
Paul: $500,000 for sewer system improvements
Carey: $151,000 for water system improvements
Twin Falls County: $92,500 for costs involved in rehabilitating a home as transitional housing for youth
Camas County: $150,000 for Fairfield senior center improvements

Southeastern Idaho

Arimo: $300,000 for water system improvements
Bingham County: $150,000 for senior center improvements in Blackfoot
Clifton: $288,000 for water system improvements

East Central Idaho

Driggs: $350,000 for water system improvements & expansion
Roberts: $500,000 for water system improvements
Arco: $500,000 for wastewater system improvements
St. Anthony: $130,177 for local senior center improvements

Content Archived: August 15, 2011