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Kansas Communities Awarded $4.4 Million in CDBG Funds

The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced 10 Kansas communities will share $4,484,000 in federal grants through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

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Kansas Cuts Main Street Program after 27 Years of Operation

For the Kansas Main Street program, Thursday, Sept. 20, marked the end of its 27-year run. The community revitalization initiative will be eliminated, according to the Kansas Department of Commerce.

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USDA Rural Grants, Loans Build Commercial Projects

The Department of Agriculture's $3.6 million Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDLG) provides grants and zero-interest loans to local utilities, which are then passed on to businesses for projects designed to create and retain rural jobs.

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State and Local Briefs

Iowa: The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awards seven communities a combined $3.5 million in CDBG funding. The awards are expected to result in rehabilitation of 144 buildings. Burlington, Charles City, Conrad, Elkader, Emmetsburg, Manning and West Union each receive CDBG funds for maste...

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(DEVELOPMENT) Local Briefs

Kansas: Edgerton officials are poised to use $275,000 in Community Development Block Grant money for three sewer system projects. About $182,000 in CDBG money was received from Johnson County with the remainder coming from the city's sewer reserve funds.Massachusetts: Officials in Amherst seek propo...

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(SUSTAINABILITY) Siemens, US Chamber Name Finalists for Sustainable Community Awards

Nine communities are finalists for the Siemens Sustainable Community Awards, given for local efforts in complementary economic, environmental and quality-of-life goals. The awards are sponsored for the fourth consecutive year by Siemens Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadershi...

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(GRANT) USDA Has $6.25 Million Available for RCDI Grants

The Agriculture Dept. (USDA) is offering $6.25 million in competitive grant funds to aid rural housing and community development efforts. The department sets a 4 p.m., EDT, Dec. 22 deadline for qualified groups to apply. The funding, coming through the fiscal year 2010 Rural Housing Service's Rural...

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(AWARDS) KS Rural Communities Share $9.2 Million in CDBG Funds

Kansas Commerce Department officials distribute more than $9.2 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funding to rural communities statewide, most of which will use the money for infrastructure construction and upgrades. The August awards are in addition to more than $12 million in gr...

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(BONDS) KS Seeking Applications for ARRA Recovery Zone Bond Authority

Kansas Commerce Department officials are seeking applications for projects financed by Recovery Zone Facility Bond and Recovery Zone Economic Development Bond authority totaling more than $63 million. Recovery Zone Facility bonding authority totaling $18.8 million and Recovery Zone Economic Develop...

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(AWARDS) USDA Issues $100 million in Rural Infrastructure, Native Development Grants

Agriculture Dept. officials May 27 issue $100 million in rural infrastructure and Native American economic development grants through two separate programs. Secy. Tom Vilsack makes the announcement that USDA provides $96.5 million for 28 water and wastewater infrastructure projects through stimulus...

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