A Howard County recreational project is getting a $1 million boost thanks to COVID-relief funding.
The Iowa Transportation Commission this week approved $5 million in total funding for six COVID-19 Relief Recreational Trails Program projects. The funding was available to cities, counties, state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations through an application-based program for recreational trail construction, maintenance, and development projects.
The Howard County Conservation Board will receive just over $1 million towards rehabilitation of the Prairie Springs and Farmer Recreational Trails. At George Wyth State Park near Waterloo, the Iowa DNR will utilize over $680,000 in COVID-relief money for reconstruction of the American Discovery Trail from Kreig’s Crossing to the George Wyth Shelter.
The one-time allocation of Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act federal funds was approved to partially offset COVID-19 related reductions in the State Recreational Trails program.