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Governor Announces Public Infrastructure Funding for 19 Communities

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Michael Shore, MEDC
(517) 335-4590

Federal Grants Will Support Local Public Improvements

Governor Jennifer Granholm announced today that 19 communities will receive more than $6.2 million in federal funding to support public infrastructure projects that will create jobs now while building the foundation for a stronger economy in the future. The Community Development Block Grant funding is being made available through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

The following 19 communities were chosen from 76 applicants to receive funding through 22 grants: Bangor, Belding, Big Rapids, Boyne City, Calumet Charter Township, Cass City, Evart, Farwell, Fennville, Fowlerville, Hartford, Imlay City, Ironwood, Lake Odessa, Olivet, Ovid, Rogers City, Scottville and Tawas (see chart below for project information).

Grant recipients were selected on their overall eligibility and the impact the project would have on the community. Priority was given to projects that are ready to begin construction, have sufficient local matching funding and have completed preliminary cost estimates.

The Infrastructure Capacity Enhancement program, formerly know as the Public Works program, benefits cities, villages and townships where at least 51 percent of the population is composed of low- and moderate-income residents as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funds may be used for projects that upgrade existing public infrastructure systems by replacing deteriorating or obsolete systems or by adding capacity to existing but burdened systems.

To date, $23 million has been awarded to communities across the state through the Public Works and the Infrastructure Capacity Enhancement programs.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life. For more information on MEDC initiatives and programs, visit the Web site at www.michigan.org.

COMMUNITY

COUNTY

CDBG
AMOUNT

DESCRIPTION

1

Bangor City

Van Buren

$418,000

Street and sanitary Improvements

2

Belding City

Ionia

$500,000

Parking reconstruction

3

Belding City

Ionia

$434,000

Lift station

4

Big Rapids City

Mecosta

$108,416

Parking lot/sidewalks

5

Boyne City

Charlevoix

$1,000,000

Road, water & sewer Improvements

6

Calumet Ch. Twp.

Houghton

$85,000

Community center

7

Cass City Village

Tuscola

$45,000

Sidewalk improvements

8

Evart City

Osceola

$383,000

Water main improvements

9

Evart City

Osceola

$280,600

Pump station

10

Farwell Village

Clare

$110,000

Water improvements

11

Fennville City

Allegan

$449,980

Road/sewer improvements

12

Fowlerville Village

Livingston

$225,000

Sewer system improvements

13

Hartford City

Van Buren

$190,000

Water capacity Enhancement

14

Imlay City

Lapeer

$238,000

Sidewalks

15

Ironwood City

Gogebic

$400,000

Water/sewer improvements

16

Lake Odessa Village

Ionia

$380,000

North Fourth Ave. reconstruction

17

Olivet City

Eaton

$275,000

Bridge project

18

Ovid Village

Clinton

$230,000

Water line

19

Rogers City

Presque Isle

$291,000

Larke Avenue reconstruction

20

Scottville City

Mason

$85,000

Road reconstruction

21

Scottville City

Mason

$20,000

Park improvements

22

Tawas City

Iosco

$112,500

Water main loop

TOTAL

$6,260,496

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