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23 projects to receive I-JOBS funding


SIOUX CITY (KWWL)-- Nearly two dozen projects across the state will be getting a leg up thanks to some $30 million in I-JOBS funding.

Governor Chet Culver announced Wednesday that 23 disaster prevention-related initiatives in 21 counties will receive assistance. The approved projects represent the entire $30 million in grants that the I-JOBS Board was charged with awarding as part of the "Disaster Prevention Grant Program".

"The I-JOBS awards announced Wednesday will help cities and counties throughout the state move much-needed projects forward to protect their citizens from the impacts of natural disasters," Culver said. "The cost of preventing a disaster is much less than the cost of recovering from one."

In 2010, the Iowa Legislature appropriated $30 million to the I-JOBS Board for a "Disaster Prevention Grant Program" that provides funds to cities and counties on a competitive basis.  The Iowa Finance Authority administers the program and received 142 applications totaling more than $124.1 million in requests.

The following projects were awarded funding:

-Lewis Fire Station $280,950

-Flood Mitigation on Biscuit Creek & Clear Creek in Coralville $3,657,090

-Fairfield Water Works Pond Dam II $480,000

-Central Place Levee Repair in Des Moines $2.1 million

-Sabula Levee Certification $296,240

-Muscatine Fire Station Re-location and Construction $850,250

-Lower Bee Branch Creek Restoration in Dubuque $3,965,500

-Volga River Dike $16,065

-Plymouth Co. Tornado Safe Room $85,000

-Ottumwa Sewer Separation & Flood Mitigation $54,000

-Calhoun Co. Emergency Services Building $339,364

-Cedar Rapids Fire Department & West Fire Station $6.6 million

-Woodbine Fire Station $102,000

-Joint Field Services Facility in Sioux City $3.8 million

-Cedar Rapids Amphitheater Phase I Levee $1.075 million

-Sergeant Bluff Stormwater Protection $1,076,500

-Edgewood Emergency Building and Storm Shelter $300,000

-Cedar Street in Hudson $288,000

-Ft. Madison Water Main & Booster Station $2,485,500

-Hardin Co. Emergency Operations Center $270,000

-Humboldt Fire & Rescue Station $433,411

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