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Tipton receives IEDA grant worth almost $200,000

Funding designated for water system improvements

Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, speaks to the media in April in Johnston. (Kelsey Krem
Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, speaks to the media in April in Johnston. (Kelsey Kremer/Des Moines Register)
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The city of Tipton received a $189,185 grant Tuesday from Iowa Economic Development Authority for improvements to its water system.

Tipton was one of 10 recipients of Community Development Block Grants worth a combined $3.2 million.

“These awards help Iowa communities thrive by enabling them to improve water and sewer systems, enhance housing conditions for low-income homeowners, provide facilities for disabled and at-risk Iowans, and make transformative changes to downtown districts,” said Debi Durham, director of IEDA and Iowa Finance Authority, in a news release.

IEDA chose recipients based on “benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, financial need, project impact and readiness and commitment of local resources to the project,” according to the news release.

Tipton’s project has an additional $162,000 in funding from local and other sources.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds the program. IEDA is responsible for administering the funds in non-metropolitan areas.

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