The Community Development Division through its
Green Streets initiative continues to realign its operations and programming
to integrate a consistent, environmentally conscious approach to growth and development,
while ensuring long-term economic growth for Iowa communities. The Iowa Department
of Economic Development is building upon the strong foundation laid last year by
the Green Streets Initiative to provide bold support in helping community sustainability
efforts across Iowa in FY '09.
In FY '09, the Green Streets Initiative generated the following outcomes:
Services, CDBG water/sewer fund, received 68 applications requesting $21.1
million. Thirty-one projects were funded in the total amount of $10.8 million. Local
funds in the amount of $29.5 million were leveraged.
An additional 15 water/sewer projects were funded with CDBG funds received under
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Fifteen projects were funded
in the total amount of $6.6 million. More than $23 million in local funds will
The CDBG Community Facilities and Services Fund provides grants to communities for
a variety of projects and activities primarily benefiting low- and moderate-income
persons including child care centers, community health centers, and facilities to
serve mentally and physically challenged persons. Projects are required to
incorporate Iowa’s state sustainable principles. Eighteen applications
requesting $8.1 million were received. Four projects were funded in the total
amount of $1.6 million. Local funds in the amount of $1.9 million were leveraged. Three
of the projects funded were child care centers.
Under the imminent threat section of the contingency fund, $357,900 was awarded to
the City of Crawfordsville in order to connect to a regional water system. The
only city well collapsed leaving the city with no source of water.
The Community Development Division administers funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. CDBG funding is used for a variety of programs targeting assistance to low- and moderate-income families and individuals. Project activities include water/sewer infrastructure, community facilities and services, day care centers, imminent threat assistance, disaster recovery assistance and more. The Community Development Division also combines HOME Partnership program funds and CDBG funds into the Iowa Housing Fund. View the Searchable Project Portfolio.