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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Grants to make downtown infrastructure improvements and facade renovations
LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced a total of $819,600 in grants to the cities of Brighton, Fremont and Grand Haven to make downtown infrastructure improvements and façade renovations. The grants are being made available by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) with funds provided by the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
“Improving the downtown areas of our cities will help attract new business investment and job growth,” Granholm said. “These improvements contribute to a stronger, more diversified state economy.”
The projects announced today are:
“The CDBG program is an excellent resource that helps communities promote new business development and job creation,” MEDC President and CEO Greg Main said. “The MEDC is pleased to work with city officials and our local economic development partners to bring these projects to fruition.”
The MEDC is able to award approximately $40 million in federal CDBG funds each year. There are 1,655 local governments within the state eligible to apply for these funds. Projects are approved contingent upon compliance with state and federal requirements.
About Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
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