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City of Waukon Awarded Grant Funds of $324,000.

Upper Explorerland RPC is excited to announce that Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) intends to award the City of Waukon a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of $324,000. These funds will be used for the rehabilitation of 8 owner occupied single family homes. Funding for the CDBG program was very competitive this year, with only 17 of 53 CDBG applications funded.  The City of Waukon along with Waukon State Bank, Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank and Fidelity Bank all contributed match dollars to make this award possible.

The City of Waukon will accept applications for the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program July 16, 2012 through August 15, 2012.

The rehabilitation program can assist homeowners with up to $24,999 to help make repairs to their home to help maintain the home structurally such as replacing shingles or siding that are in poor condition; and/or to aid in energy efficiency such as adding insulation to the attic and walls, replacing drafty old windows, and updating the electrical and plumbing.  The homes must meet Iowa’s Minimum Housing Standard’s upon completion.

To determine if you are eligible for the grant funds: you must own and live in your home for a minimum of 6 months, you must be income eligible and your property cannot be located in the 100 year flood plain.  Income eligibility is based on household size and annual (gross) household income.

Household Size    Gross Income
       1                     33,250
       2                     38,000
       3                     42,750
       4                     47,450
       5                     51,250
       6                     55,050
       7                     58,850
       8                     62,650

If you are interested or know someone who you think would be interested and meet the qualifications outlined above, we would like to hear from you.  Applications can be picked up at the Waukon City Hall, at 101 Allamakee Street during regular business hours or by contacting Lori Brockway, Program Manager at Upper Explorerland in Postville at 563-864-7551 ext. 106 or at 877-474-7551.  

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