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New Details: How Iowa will divide $84.1 million in HUD Funding

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has accepted Iowa's plan how to use $84.1 million of recently awarded federal funding for disaster recovery.

The largest portion of the allocation is $50 million to support Public Infrastructure – Non-FEMA projects.

Announced Thursday, $48.5 million for 15 statewide infrastructure projects, addressing flood mitigation strategies, health and safety of water systems and infrastructure for revitalization programs and levees is detailed below. 


Cedar Rapids - Total Amount: $27,051,145

Recipient: City of Cedar Rapids
CDBG Award: $107,960
Project Description: Modify outlet structures and install drain tile on detention basins 112 and 206 to improve water quality and storm water handling.

Recipient: City of Cedar Rapids
CDBG Award: $92,900
Project Description: Clear, grade and stabilize with rip-rap, 235 linear feet (ln. ft.) by 50 ft wide section of the Vinton Ditch.

Recipient: City of Cedar Rapids
CDBG Award: $395,285
Project Description: Grade the existing channel and install rip-rap to control stream bank erosion near the 6400 block of Valley Brook Drive SE

Recipient: City of Cedar Rapids
CDBG Award: $7,370,000
Project Description: Reconstruction of the siphon inlet and outlet structures, construction of all weather access roads, installation of 800 ln. ft. of two 36" inverted siphon pipes below the Cedar River .

Recipient: City of Cedar Rapids
CDBG Award: $9,085,000
Project Description: Reconstruct and raise Otis Road SE from 15th Ave to Memorial Drive to above the 100-year flood elevation.

Recipient: City of Cedar Rapids
CDBG Award: $ 10,000,000
Project Description: Support the NW 1st Business Corridor Relocation Assistance in Cedar Rapids. This program element will work in conjunction with the buyout program, and will provide relocation assistance to Cedar Rapids businesses that are now outside the protected area of a proposed levee. These businesses will be reimbursed for the gap between their insurance proceeds/pre-flood property value and the actual cost to repair their business.


Iowa City – Total Amount: $15,711,800

Recipient: City of Iowa City
CDBG Award: $3,800,000
Project Description: Construct a 3,000 ln. ft. levee along the west side of the Iowa River to protect 160 homes and 15 businesses located on Commercial Court .

Recipient: City of Iowa City
CDBG Award: $3,900,000
Project Description: Construct a 4,200 ln. ft. levee along the east side of the Iowa River to protect the South Gilbert commercial area as well as South Gilbert Street , a major arterial.

Recipient: City of Iowa City
CDBG Award: $8,011,800
Project Description: Construct a 4,200 ln. ft. levee to the 500 year flood elevation, relocating the existing Taft Speedway and No Name Road on top, protecting 92 homes in the Idyllwild neighborhood.


Coralville – Total Amount: $5,000,000

Recipient: City of Coralville
CDBG Award: $5,000,000
Project Description: Construct storm drainage improvements and install new floodwalls, berms and pump stations along Clear Creek and Biscuit Creek channels to elevations one foot above the 2008 floods.

 
Black Hawk County – Total Amount: $2,966,000

Recipient: County of Black Hawk
CDBG Award: $2,966,000
Project Description: Replace a flood destroyed rail-trail bridge with a new 728' pre-cast, pre-tensioned concrete trail bridge spanning the Cedar River as part of the American Discovery Trail system.


Collins – Total Amount: $300,000

Recipient: City of Collins
CDBG Award: $300,000
Project Description: Sanitary sewer lining, upgrade and expand wastewater treatment facility and install a new lift station.


Columbus Junction – Total Amount: $695,000

Recipient: City of Columbus Junction
CDBG Award: $695,000
Project Description: Construct and improve levees along the Iowa River by raising portions of the levee approx. 7 – 9 feet to meet elevation 591.

 
Creston – Total Amount: $1,299,500

Recipient: City of Creston
CDBG Award: $1,299,500
Project Description: Replace the spillway at Summit Lake to allow Southern Iowa Rural Water Authority to utilize the lake as a water source. 


Des Moines – Total Amount: $5,000,000

Recipient: City of Des Moines
CDBG Award: $5,000,000
Project Description: Install new pump station at SE 4th and Shaw, rehabilitate sanitary sewers by lining in NW areas of Des Moines.


Louisa County – Total Amount: $420,000
Recipient: County of Louisa
CDBG Award: $420,000
Project Description: Establish or reconfigure a new 2 mile open ditch system to provide positive drainage for the poorly drained Kilpeck Landing Area.

Additional approved allocations include:
New Housing Production - $9.9 million
Watershed Planning - $9.6 million
State and Local Administration - $4.2 million
Flood Plain Education - $400,000 

Through the Watershed Planning program, CDBG disaster recovery funds will help establish at least three Watershed Management Authorities that will assess flood risk and water quality. In addition the program will help launch one or more watershed demonstration pilot projects. These projects will evaluate methods to minimize erosion, manage runoff and mitigate flood damage. Flood Plain Education will teach the general public about flood plains, flood risks and basic flood plain management principles.

The New Housing Production is available for multi-family new construction projects and applications are due November 15.

Business assistance activity will support the NW 1st Business Corridor Relocation Assistance in Cedar Rapids. This program element will work in conjunction with the buyout program, and will provide relocation assistance to Cedar Rapids businesses that are now outside the protected area of a proposed levee. These businesses will be reimbursed for the gap between their insurance proceeds/pre-flood property value and the actual cost to repair their business.

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