The Iowa Economic Development authority recently awarded funding of just over $3M for water and sewer infrastructure projects in nine communities across the state. The awards were made through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which provides support for downtown improvements. 21 applications were received totaling $7.7 million in funding requests. The City of Brighton was one of seven communities to receive funding. The award came in the amount of $300K, which is expected to be used for improvements to their Wastewater Treatment facility.
Grants are awarded based upon the benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, financial need, project impact and readiness and commitment of local resources to the project. Grant funds enable communities to make needed improvements to water and sewer systems, improve housing conditions for low-income homeowners, provide facilities for disabled and at-risk individuals, and make transformative downtown improvements.