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Funds available for water quality projects in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey encourages eligible groups to apply for grants to support projects to improve water quality in the state. Approximately $1 million is available through the Watershed Improvement Review Board to support qualifying projects.

Funds are available to local watershed improvement committees, soil and water conservation districts, public water supply utilities, county conservation boards, cities and counties.

Projects eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, those addressing agricultural runoff and drainage, flood prevention, stream bank erosion, municipal discharge, storm water runoff, unsewered communities, industrial discharge and livestock runoff.

Each project can request up to $300,000 in funding over three years.

Potential applicants should review the RFA in full at IWIRB.asp to ensure their proposal qualifies.