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Gov. Snyder Announces Grants for Distressed Municipalities

Michigan Business Network
February 25, 2017 12:00 PM

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More than $5 Million Awarded for Infrastructure and Public Safety Projects

LANSING, MI —  In recent days Gov. Rick Snyder announced a total of $5.1 million is being awarded to 11 municipalities through the Financially Distressed Cities, Villages and Townships (FDCVT) Grant Program..

Municipalities can participate in the FDCVT Grant Program if they are experiencing one or more conditions indicative of “probable financial stress,” as defined in the Local Financial Stability and Choice Act.

The grants fund specific projects, services or strategies—including infrastructure and public safety enhancements—that move a city, village or township toward financial stability.

“The municipalities receiving funding through this special grant program have faced significant financial challenges in recent years,” Snyder said. “These dollars will help pay for infrastructure and public safety improvements that enhance the public services their residents depend on every day.”

For fiscal year 2017, $5 million was appropriated for the program with a $100,000 carryover from the previous fiscal year. The FDCVT Grant Program has a $2 million cap per municipality and grants are awarded based on applications submitted by the municipality.

The following communities will receive funding this year, with projects and amounts noted (alphabetical order):

City of Allen Park
Project: Public safety enhancement through improved street lighting.
Award: $88,860

City of Benton Harbor
Project: Water system enhancement through water main and valve replacements.
Award: $396,085

City of Detroit
Project: Public safety enhancement through replacement and upgrade of fire radios.
Award: $795,872

City of Ecorse
Project: Water system enhancement through water and sewer main repairs.
Award: $500,000

City of Highland Park
Project: Water system enhancement through maintenance to water system.
Award: $800,000

City of Inkster
Project: Public safety enhancement through deployment of a crime scene technician/evidence custodian.
Award: $180,000

City of Inkster
Project: Public safety enhancement through improved street lighting.
Award: $325,123

City of Lincoln Park
Project: Public safety enhancement through infrastructure replacement to police building.
Award: $100,000

City of Lincoln Park
Project: Water system enhancement through replacement of a water supply line.
Award: $373,000

City of Melvindale
Project: Public safety enhancement through improved street lighting.
Award: $205,252

City of River Rouge
Project: Public safety enhancement through partial fleet replacement of police and fire vehicles.
Award: $481,489

Township of Royal Oak
Project: Water system enhancement through water main replacement and maintenance to water system.
Award: $500,000

City of Wayne
Project: Public safety enhancement through improved street lighting.
Award: $347,759

All appropriated funding has been spent.  No future rounds will occur in fiscal year 2017.

 

 

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