- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa is slated to receive federal money to support conservation projects in the state.

The U.S. government announced Wednesday that Iowa will receive $3.5 million and Cedar Rapids will receive $2.1 million as part of $370 million in federal funding for a national conservation program. The 115 proposed projects across the country are expected to garner $400 million in partner contributions.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/1xqf86G ) money allocated to the state will go toward the reducing nitrogen contaminants in state rivers. The money granted directly to Cedar Rapids will fund an initiative among farmers and landowners to improve water and soil quality and aid with flood prevention.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the projects are meant to improve national water supplies and the environment.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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