August 29, 2022
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 $75,810 to Idaho City and Fruitland, Idaho, to help the facilities evaluate system deficiencies and determine necessary upgrades.
These planning grants are funded from the $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that Governor Little directed to DEQ on August 6, 2021.
Idaho City – Idaho City in Boise County was awarded $25,000 to prepare a drinking water planning study and environmental review to evaluate the current drinking water system and identify needed improvements. The total eligible cost of the project is $50,000 and the remaining $25,000 will be funded by the city.
City of Fruitland – The city of Fruitland in Payette County was awarded $50,810 to prepare a drinking water planning study to evaluate the current drinking water system and identify needed improvements. The total eligible cost of the project is $101,620 and the remaining $50,810 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.