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Competitive mitigation proposals being accepted

(2012 Requests for Proposal being accepted)….It is the Local Entity Competitive Mitigation Program.

The Imperial Irrigation District is currently accepting applications for grants up to $400,000 to promote economic development in the Imperial Valley. The funds can be used to start a new business, invest in your current business, provide community services, renovation, or purchase new business equipment. Everybody in the Imperial Valley is eligible and encouraged to apply. The District says $3 million will be awarded this year under the program. The Local Entity programs are intended to offset socioeconomic impacts resulting from land fallowing implemented by the District within the IID water service territory in furtherance of the Quantification Settlement Agreement and related agreements. The 2012 competitive program provides mitigation for the fallowing years 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11. For complete program information, a workshop has been scheduled for Thursday July 18th from 10:00 am to noon in Condit Auditorium on Broadway in El Centro. The proposal submission deadline is August 30th.