City of EG awarded two grants, totals nearly half a million dollars for improvements

City Administrator Bryce Davis was recently notified that the City of Eagle Grove has been awarded a CDBG Downtown Revitalization Facade Grant totaling $214,251 to improve the outside building appearances of 12 downtown businesses. They have also received $213,114 in a CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Grant that will help six homeowners (who live on the premises) in the Northeast portion of the community make much needed improvements to their house/property.

Mayor Sandy McGrath noted that this increases the total amount of grant funding the City has received in the past couple years to total over $2,250,000 for community improvements. McGrath further said, “Each progressive positive step we make opens doors to new opportunities. We need to stay focused on investing in our community to create success for businesses and residents. These steps take time. It doesn’t happen overnight. Bryce continues to be a valuable team leader with that focus on progress and success. Our efforts four years ago tackling abandon housing, then offering incentives to build new accommodations are stepping stones to community pride and progress. These last grant awards show we are serious in Eagle Grove regarding success and finding ways to invest in our community.”

Housing Rehabilitation Facade Grant

Davis said the northeast corner was their “targeted area” for this improvement. With a grant of $213,114, the City of Eagle Grove will only have to kick in $18,000. The money for this project on the City’s behalf, according to Davis, comes from when they do new investments into subdivision/housing programs, they also set aside funds for Low to Moderate Income (LMI)improvement activities.

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