City awarded $500,000 for water project

Error message

  • Warning: array_merge(): Expected parameter 1 to be an array, bool given in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 133 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/
  • Notice: Trying to get property 'settings' of non-object in _simpleads_adgroup_settings() (line 343 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/
  • Warning: array_merge(): Expected parameter 1 to be an array, bool given in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 157 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/
  • Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in include() (line 24 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/templates/simpleads_ajax_call.tpl.php).

By Shelia Tomkins

The City of Guttenberg has been awarded $500,000 from the Iowa Economic Development Authority through the Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) program, which provides support for community improvements.

The grant application was written by Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission with help from City Manager Denise Schneider and Veenstra & Kimm Inc., an engineering firm contracted by the city.

"The funds will be utilized for Phase I of a water system improvement program," said Schneider. She has also applied for a forgivable loan through Iowa's State Revolving Loan Fund to help fund the project.

The water system improvements are planned for portions of South River Park Drive from Schiller to Koerner Street and on First Street from Koerner to Main Street.

"The project will likely be bid out some time this winter with work beginning next summer," said Schneider.

Guttenberg was one of nine communities receiving grant awards totalling $3.3 million. IEDA received 15 applications in funding requests. 

The CDBG program is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. IEDA is responsible for administering the CDBG funds in the non-metropolitan areas of the state.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet