(Special Projects Grant Program)...The Imperial Irrigation District Program.

This week the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors awarded $68,300 to 17 Imperial Valley School Districts for 2021-2022 through the program. The IID acquired nearly 42,000 acres of Western Farms land in 2004 and subsequently developed the Special Projects Grant Program, in conjunction with the Imperial County Office Of Eduycation, allowing the district to make in-lieu payments equal to the property taxes that would have been paid by a non-public entity owner. The funding grants are made yearly to the school districts based on the acreage of Western Farms land within the boundaries of the school district. Most School Districts received $1,000 awards. The highest amount, $33,200 awarded to the Calipatria Unified School District.