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Governor Announces Public Infrastructure Funding for 37 Michigan Communities

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Michael Shore, MEDC
(517) 335-4590

Federal Grants Will Support Local Public Improvements

Governor Jennifer Granholm announced today that 37 communities will receive more than $15.3 million in federal funding to support public infrastructure projects that will create jobs while building the foundation for a stronger economy. The Community Development Block Grant funding is being made available through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

The attached chart shows the 37 communities chosen from 73 applicants to receive funding through 40 grants, with a brief description of the projects.

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 funds 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, $38 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

Au Gres City

Arenac

storm sewer improvements

Beaverton City

Gladwin

water systems improvements

Belding City

lift station improvements

Belding City

sewer system improvements

Benzonia Village

water system improvements

Boyne City

Charlevoix

sewer system improvements

Buena Vista Charter Twp.

water system improvements

Calumet Charter Twp.

Houghton

storm sewer replacement

Caspian City

sanitary sewer improvements

Cheboygan City

Cheboygan

water system improvements

11

Crystal Falls City

water system improvements

12

Gaastra City

sanitary sewer improvements

13

Gaylord City

sewer system improvements

14

Gaylord City

$250,000

water system improvements

15

Grayling City

Crawford

$519,767

water & sewer improvements

16

Harrison City

sewer system improvements

17

$180,000

water system improvements

18

Hartford City

Van Buren

$520,000

water system improvements

19

Hudson City

sewer system improvements

20

Iron River City

sanitary sewer improvements

21

Kingsley Village

Grand Traverse

water system improvements

22

Manistique City

water & sewer rehabilitation

23

Manton City

$150,910

water system improvements

24

Mattawan Village

$500,000

arsenic treatment plant

25

Mayville Village

arsenic treatment plant

26

Millington Village

water treatment facility upgrade

27

Newberry Village

water distribution improvements

28

Norway City

$359,921

water & sewer rehabilitation

29

Olivet City

$199,800

water & sewer improvements

30

Owosso City

Shiawassee

water improvements

31

Powers Village

lift station improvements

32

Reading City

water treatment facility

33

Republic Township

storm sewer improvements

34

Rose City

water systems improvements

35

Stephenson City

well & pump house improvements

36

Tawas City

water main replacement

37

Thompsonville Village

$224,753

water system improvements

38

Vermontville Village

$289,000

water main replacement

39

Wakefield City

sewer system improvements

40

Wakefield City

Gogebic

$144,000

water tank improvements

TOTAL

$15,369,662

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