Eighteen Kansas communities will share $6,955,094 in Water and Sewer grants through the federally funded Community Development Block Grant program, the Kansas Department of Commerce announced today.
This year’s recipients are the cities of Belleville, Burlingame, Elgin, Hill City, Little River, Marion, Matfield Green, Muscotah, Oakley, Olpe, Park, Parker, Scranton, Smolan and Woodston, as well as Osage, Lyon and Bourbon counties. The 18 communities will provide a combined $14,491,882 in matching funds.
These grants will assist nearly 20,122 Kansans, 10,704 of whom have low or moderate incomes.
“We’re glad to provide Water and Sewer grants to these 18 deserving communities,” said Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary Bill Thornton. “The CDBG program is one of the Department’s most effective tools to help rural Kansas communities with quality-of-life projects.”
Water and Sewer grants are awarded through an annual competition. The maximum award is $400,000 per project.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides federal funding to Kansas communities to address development and infrastructural needs. For 25 years, the program has helped communities enhance their quality of life by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, mostly for persons of low and moderate income.
For more information, contact the Community Development Section of the Department of Commerce at (785) 296-3004 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.KansasCommerce.com.
The cities and the amounts are as follows:
City of Belleville (Sewer, $209,000)The project consists of repair of 7,600 linear feet of sewer collection lines. The city will provide $209,000.
Bourbon County (Sewer, $500,000)This grant will build a sewer system for Bourbon County Sewer District #1. The county and other sources will contribute $1,590,475 to this project.
City of Burlingame (Sewer, $500,000)The proposed project involves TV inspecting lines and upgrade of 5,100 linear feet of sewer main. The city and other sources will contribute $889,325 to this project.
City of Elgin (Water, $142,000)This project involves construction of a new well, abandon old cistern and install a chlorination system. Other sources will provide $88,190 in matching funds.
City of Hill City (Water, $421,125)The proposed project will construct a municipal water well and transmission line to connect the new well. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will provide $421,125 in matching funds.
City of Little River (Water, $499,779)The city will make improvements to the water supply and distribution system. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will provide $499,779 in matching funds.
Lyon County (Water, $500,000)This project will install a new booster station and replacement of water main under the turnpike. Lyon County Rural Water District #1 will contribute $751,460 to this project.
City of Marion (Water, $102,703)The city will repair or replace water lines in a targeted area. The city will provide $115,000 of matching funds.
City of Matfield Green (Water, $150,000)This project entails replacing standpipe and water line improvements. Other sources will provide $160,120.
City of Muscotah (Water, $444,000)The city will construct a 65,000-gallon elevated water storage tank and other water system improvements. Other sources will provide matching funds of $746,000.
City of Oakley (Sewer, $500,000)The proposed project involves construction of a new continuously discharging facultative lagoon system. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will provide $2,409,070 to this project.
City of Olpe (Water, $500,000)The city will replace 23,130 linear feet of asbestos pipe. Other sources will provide $942,856 in financing.
Osage County (Water, $490,000)This project will consist of installing 96,000 linear feet of water lines to serve 35 new customers of Rural Water District #6. Other sources and the rural water district will match this grant with $497,690.
City of Park (Sewer $320,000)The proposed project involves rehabilitation of the existing wastewater treatment lagoon and replacement of the main lift station. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will provide $435,910.
City of Parker (Sewer, $390,487)The project includes sealing or replacing manholes, TV lines and work on lagoons. Other sources will provide $390,487.
City of Scranton (Sewer, $500,000)The city will upgrade 41,090 linear feet of sewer line repair with slip lining and repair 134 manholes. Other sources will provide $3,087,895 in matching funds.
City of Smolan (Sewer, $442,000)The proposed project will construct a new two-cell five surface acre lagoon system. The city and other sources will be providing $442,000 in matching funds to the project.
City of Woodston (Water, $344,000)This project will consist of water system improvements to include the purchase of water rights, construction of a ion exchange nitrate removal system and numerous other water improvements to the system. Other sources will provide $815,500 in matching funds.