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
Shoshone County: $475,000 for sewer collection system upgrades
in Silverton Bonner County: $150,000 for Sandpoint senior center
North Central Idaho
Idaho County: $77,060 for improvements to the Tahoe emergency services
Boise County: $25,000 for senior center improvements in Garden
South Central Idaho
Albion: $88,335 to construct a four-bay fire station
Arimo: $300,000 for water system improvements
East Central Idaho
Driggs: $350,000 for water system improvements & expansion
|Content Archived: August 15, 2011|