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Iowa Flood Board: Cities can now count federal dollars as local

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A big decision was made on Monday impacting eastern Iowa communities looking to build flood protection. A big decision was made on Monday impacting eastern Iowa communities looking to build flood protection.
CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A big decision was made on Monday impacting eastern Iowa communities looking to build flood protection.

The Iowa Flood Mitigation Board held a meeting in Cedar Rapids.

The board decided to let cities include federal dollars as local money raised for flood protection projects. Under a 2012 state law, cities must provide local matching dollars when applying for state money.

The decision comes after requests were made by the cities of Cedar Rapids and Dubuque.

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