The City of Chubbuck is seeking $9 million in federal funds to add a second fire station, reports Idaho State Journal.
The mayor said that the city intends to start a remodel of its police station in July or August, and adding an additional fire station will be a top priority.
The second fire station is needed after the city’s population has grown to more than 16,000.
According to the Idaho Department of Financial Management, the state is poised to receive $1.188 billion from the $1.9 trillion federal stimulus plan, called the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Furthermore, Idaho counties will receive a combined $347 million, cities with populations of at least 50,000 will receive a combined $125 million and smaller non-entitlement cities will receive a combined $104 million, according to the department.