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Federal money granted for Cedar Rapids flood control

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After more than a decade since the floods of 2008, the City of Cedar Rapids has gotten word they will get $117 million dollars from the Federal government for their flood control system.
“The announcement of this federal funding award to Cedar Rapids marks a milestone in the City’s long history of pursuing permanent flood control,” said Jeff Pomeranz, Cedar Rapids City Manager.
“We are incredibly grateful for the work of those who have come before us in the pursuit of this funding,” said Brad Hart, Cedar Rapids Mayor.
The total project cost for the planned flood control system is $550 million dollars. The State of Iowa is contributing $284 million and the City of Cedar Rapids will match $110 million, with $10 million already invested. 
City leaders are working on finding additional money to fill the gaps to pay for the entire system. 
For more information on the flood control plans, click here.
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