Dept. of Commerce: Gov. Doyle Announces Community Development Grant for Colfax

For Release: March 23, 2004
Contact: Tony Hozeny, 608/267-9661

MADISON- Gov. Jim Doyle today announced that the Village of Colfax,
Dunn County, will receive a public facilities grant totaling $158,400 for
infrastructure improvements to aid in community and economic 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 Colfax this grant we are
able to meet the needs of this Wisconsin community.”

“The grant will help the Village of Colfax make water, storm and sanitary
sewer improvements, allowing the community to continue to provide an
adequate supply of safe water for its residents,” Department of Commerce
(Commerce) Secretary Cory L. Nettles said. “The total costs for this project
are over $1.5 million.”

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.