— PRESS RELEASE —

For Immediate Release: March 13, 2018

State Treasurer Announces Grants for Distressed Municipalities More than $5 Million Awarded for Infrastructure and Public Safety Projects

Contact: Ron Leix, Treasury, 517-335-2167

 

LANSING, Mich. – State Treasurer Nick Khouri today announced a total of $5.4 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 state law. The grants fund specific projects, services or strategies—including infrastructure and public safety enhancements—that move a city, village or township toward financial stability.

“I am pleased to announce that this year’s awards will help communities enhance infrastructure and public safety,” Khouri said. “These dollars will help improve the services residents depend on every day.”

For fiscal year 2018, $5 million was appropriated for the program with a $400,000 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 Public safety enhancement through improved street lighting and a backup power source. $319,321

City of Benton Harbor Public safety enhancement through replacement of a fire engine. $490,000

City of Benton Harbor Water system enhancement through replacement of water meters. $309,500

City of Ecorse Water system enhancement through replacement of water meters. $720,000

City of Hamtramck Public service enhancement through ADA accessibility infrastructure improvements. $42,000

City of Hamtramck Public service enhancement through infrastructure improvements. $212,668

City of Harper Woods Public safety enhancement through improved street lighting. $150,000

City of Highland Park Water system enhancement through water main replacement. $625,000

City of Inkster Public safety enhancement through replacement of a fire engine. $314,300

City of Inkster Water system enhancement through water main replacement. $500,000

City of Lincoln Park Public safety enhancement through replacement of a fire engine. $420,000

City of Melvindale Water system enhancement through replacement of water meters. $720,000

City of River Rouge Water system enhancement through combined sewer overflow basin repairs. $357,000

City of Wayne Public safety enhancement through replacement of an ambulance. $190,968

All appropriated funding has been spent. No future rounds will occur in fiscal year 2018.

More information is available on the FDCVT Grant Program website.


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