The North Dakota Department of Commerce committed $66,585 in grant funds to help the city of Carson repair and replace fire hydrants. Funds from the Community Development Block Grant were used for the infrastructure update.
"The funds helped us repair and replace city fire hydrants that are crucial in times of fire emergencies," said Sonja Sprenger with the City of Carson. "People in the community are very thankful that the inoperable hydrants are now brand new and dependable. Citizens were worried about the expense and were relieved to find that a grant had paid for the new or repaired hydrants with a small cost share from the city."
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is managed by the North Dakota Department of Commerce. The program provides financial assistance to eligible cities and counties in North Dakota. Funds are awarded in the form of grants and loans in three categories: economic development projects, public facilities and housing. Primary beneficiaries of the CDBG funds are low-and moderate-income individuals. To apply, applicants must contact the regional council in their area.
"A big thanks to the Lewis and Clark Regional Development Council for all of the work they put the programs that help small towns, like us, to be able to fund much needed infrastructure improvements," Sprenger said.
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth.