As of Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The City of Stites and Kids Klub, Inc., have been awarded 2017 Idaho Community Development Block Grant Public Facilities funds for their public infrastructure projects. Projects were submitted in November 2016 and award notice was made by the Idaho Department of Commerce and approved by Idaho Governor Butch Otter.
City of Stites
The City of Stites was awarded $375,000 to assist in the upgrade of its wastewater system. The city, which joined a regional wastewater system in 2005 with the City of Kooskia, is working to complete repairs to the system and resolve health and safety concerns. The City of Stites passed a $750,000 bond in 2014 in support of the wastewater upgrade project and procured TD & H Engineering to provide engineering services on the project.
Kids Klub, Inc., a 501c3 that provides educational, social, and cultural programs to Grangeville area youth, was awarded $400,000 as a sub recipient of the City of Grangeville. The funds will be used to assist in a facility-building project. Kids Klub provides extracurricular and education programming including preschool, after-school programs, and summer camps. Due to increasing enrollment in Mountain View School District 244, Kids Klub must move from their current location in district buildings into their own facility. The proposed new facility will be adjacent to the school and able to accommodate more students and expand programming. Wemhoff Architecture, PLLC, has been providing architectural services on the project.
The CDBG grants were written and will be administered by Clearwater Economic Development Association, North Central Idaho’s regional planning district.
The Idaho CDBG program supports Idaho cities and counties with development of necessary public infrastructure. The grant program, funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is used to construct projects that benefit economic and community development.