Iowa gets U.S. flood money
By Cathryn Sloane
Iowa will receive $84.1 million for flood-mitigation efforts, just two years after major flooding ravaged Iowa City.
Officials announced the grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday morning. Twelve other states were awarded grants as well for similar efforts, but Iowa’s grant was the largest. The total amount of grants given nationally amounted to $312 million.
Officials have decided $10 million of the grant will be used for projects related to watersheds, said Emily Shields, the chief of staff at the Rebuild Iowa Office.
“We’ll basically be studying the different things that…”