Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday signed House File 772, the Empower Rural Iowa Act. The legislation, which passed the Iowa Legislature unanimously, was a key priority in Reynolds’ Condition of the State address, and was based on the task force recommendations of the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative. The legislation adds funding to the workforce housing tax credits and targets them to small city projects. It also extends a grant program used to increase broadband access. “Today we are one step closer to achieving growth and prosperity in every single corner of our state,” Reynolds said in a statement. “We’re connecting, investing and growing our rural communities through this collaborative initiative.”