Two communities in the region were recently awarded funding that will help them replace their city swimming pools.
The funding comes from the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce. The latest round of CDBG grants that were awarded to 11 communities across Kansas were part of a special series of funding.
The City of Blue Rapids was awarded $763,411 to demolish the existing pool and construct a zero-entry swimming pool. The city will use $508,942 in bonds for matching funds.
The City of Clyde was awarded $1,000,000 to build a new ADA bathhouse and construct a zero-entry swimming pool. City employees will demolish the existing structure with force account labor estimated at $16,620 and $682,980 in bonds will be used to complete the project.
To be eligible to apply for the CDBG special series, a city had to have a population between 500 and 25,000 and meet the 51% LMI requirements. A minimum match of at least 40% local funds was also required.
The NCRPC assisted with the project development and will provide administration for both projects.
For more information about the CDBG program, visit the website at www.kansascommerce.gov/cdbg or contact the NCRPC community development staff.
This article appeared in the July 2019 NCRPC Newsletter.