Dept. of Commerce: Gov. Doyle Announces Planning Grant in Village of Cameron

For Release: August 18, 2004
Contact: Jim O’Keefe, 608/264-7837

MADISON – Gov. Jim Doyle today announced that the Village of Cameron, Barron County, will receive a $7,500 Community development Block Grant Public Planning Grant from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) for creating a plan for a new senior citizens’ center.

“My Grow Wisconsin plan calls for maintaining the high quality of life for all Wisconsin residents,” said Gov. Jim Doyle. “This grant would allow the Village of Cameron to plan for a new multi-use facility that will enhance the quality of life in Barron County.”

The plan will conduct a survey of the Village of Cameron and surrounding areas to identify the groups and community purposes that a multi-use facility and senior center will serve. The plan will identify financial support and a site location for the facility. The plan will also include evaluations of transportation and parking with particular emphasis on the needs of senior citizens. The total project cost is $30,000.

Commerce has administered the federally funded CDBG 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 Program contact James Frymark, Commerce, at 608/266-2742.