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

Contact: Tony Hozeny, 608/267-9661


MADISON- Gov. Jim Doyle today announced that the City of Niagara,
Marinette County, will receive a public facilities grant totaling $395,915
for infrastructure improvements to aid in community and economic

“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 City of Niagara this grant we are
able to meet the needs of this Wisconsin community.”

“The grant will help the City of Niagara install water and sewer main and a
new water tower, 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 $1.3

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.