MEDC Announces Downtown Infrastructure Grants

LANSING — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of $4,472,531 in Downtown Infrastructure Grant program funds to nine Michigan communities for public infrastructure improvements.

The communities will provide a total of $3,353,464 in matching funds. All of the projects are located in traditional downtowns, will be completed within one year and will incorporate innovative design elements.

The communities chosen for awards today are the cities of Croswell, Grand Haven, Hart, Imlay City, Iron River, South Haven and Tawas City, and the villages of Fowlerville and Lyons.

DIG, a Community Development Block Grant program, provides public infrastructure improvement funding to projects located in a traditional downtown. The program is intended for Michigan non-entitlement communities — specifically low to moderate income communities that do not receive funding directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Projects must benefit the entire community to be eligible for the funding.

The MEDC Community Assistance Team members, along with state legislators, will be holding check presentations today in each of the respective communities.

The money will be used for a variety of purposes, including improvements in streetscaping, parking, streets, walkways, and more.


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