Water-Related News

City of Umatilla to receive $482K grant to increase water and sewer service capacity

The City of Umatilla will receive $482,500 to provide increased water and sewer service capacity to the Umatilla Industrial Park to create 10 new jobs and provide $12 million in capital investment.

The money will be provided through the Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF). The State of Florida announced more than $15 million in awards to five rural communities through the RIF program to support community economic development projects that will strengthen public infrastructure and expand job opportunities for residents.

The purpose of the RIF Grant is to facilitate the planning, preparing and financing of infrastructure projects in rural communities which will encourage job creation, capital investment and the strengthening and diversification of rural economies. The RIF program is intended to facilitate access of rural communities to infrastructure funding programs, such as those offered by the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant, United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development, and the United States Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration.