We want clean streams, rivers, and lakes, toxin-free soil, responsible waste management throughout Black Hawk County, and a means for restoring, conserving, managing and enhancing wild birds and mammals and their habitat. The Census determines funds for all of these environmental programs, as well as programs towards hunter education, and the preservation of historic sites.
For example, the Black Hawk County Conservation Board is responsible for about 8,200 acres in 37 areas, including riverways, wetlands, wildlife reserves, camping areas and bike trails, geologic sites, and nature centers.
The Environmental Health Program offers free private well water testing and all sorts of monitoring supplies related to wells to ensure safe drinking water for all rural residents in Black Hawk County.
Our County needs funds from these programs, which are all based on Census data in 2020:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Program
Nonpoint Source Implementation Grants
State Public Water System Supervision
Beach Monitoring and Notification Program Implementation Grants
State Clean Diesel Grant Program
State Underground Water Source Protection
Water Pollution Control State, Interstate, and Tribal Program Support
Hazardous Waste Management State Program Support
Department of Interior (DOI):
State Wildlife Grants
National Fire Plan -Wildland Urban Interface Community Fire Assistance
Hunter Education and Safety Program
Historic Preservation Fund Grants-in-Aid
Click here for a complete list of federal programs informed by Census counts.