Dept. of Commerce: Gov. Doyle Announces Community Development Grant For Blue River
Tony Hozeny, 608/267-9661
MADISON- Gov. Jim Doyle today announced that the Village of Blue River, Grant County, will receive a public facilities grant totaling $161,140 to expand its community center to aid in community development.
"My Grow Wisconsin initiative calls for investing in our infrastructure to improve the quality of life for all residents," Gov. Doyle said. "I am pleased that by awarding the Village of Blue River this grant we are able to meet the needs of this Wisconsin community."
"The grant will help the Village of Blue River improve its community center to provide for a wide range of services for its residents," Department of Commerce (Commerce) Secretary Cory L. Nettles said. "This project includes constructing a new village office, increasing seating, and providing an entrance to the center that is accessible for the elderly and people with disabilities. The total costs for this project are $367,400."
Commerce has administered the federally funded CDBG-PF Program since 1982. These grants play an important role in helping communities finance a wide range of projects designed to enhance the economic vitality of the community through the expansion of the tax base, job creation, and increased private investment in downtowns. Grants are awarded to projects that will primarily benefit low- and moderate-income residents. For further information on the CDBG-PF Program contact James Frymark, Commerce, at 608/266-2742.