November 2, 2023
Contact: MaryAnna Peavey, Grants and Loans Bureau Chief, MaryAnna.Peavey@deq.idaho.gov
BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of $62,750 to two drinking water and wastewater systems to help the facilities evaluate system deficiencies and determine necessary upgrades. This funding was made available through Governor Brad Little’s Leading Idaho plan.
City of Carey – The city of Carey in Blaine County was awarded $24,000 to prepare a wastewater planning study and environmental review to evaluate the current wastewater system and identify needed improvements. The total project cost is $48,000, and the remaining $24,000 will be funded by the city.
City of Donnelly – The city of Donnelly in Valley County was awarded $38,750 to prepare a drinking water planning study and environmental review to evaluate the current drinking water system and identify needed improvements. The total project cost is $77,500, and the remaining $38,750 will be funded by the city.
DEQ’s Planning Grant Program provides assistance to eligible wastewater and drinking water systems. These grants are used to develop engineering reports identifying the most cost-effective, environmentally sound method of upgrading a system to achieve and maintain compliance with state and federal standards. Grants cover up to 50% of eligible planning costs, with the remaining cost is the grant recipient’s responsibility.
For more information about DEQ’s Planning Grant Program and to learn more about this year’s grant recipients, go to DEQ’s Facility Planning Grants page.