Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661
MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today announced that the Village of Dickeyville, Grant County, will receive a Community Development Block Grant Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) grant totaling $211,200 to make public facilities improvements.
“My Grow Wisconsin plan calls for investing in our infrastructure to improve our communities, and the quality of life for all Wisconsin residents,” Governor Doyle said. “I am pleased that the Village of Dickeyville will use this grant to convert a closed elementary school into a community center that will serve the needs of Dickeyville residents.”
The village will upgrade and rehabilitate the abandoned school building into a community facility where senior citizens and those with disabilities can participate in local activities. The community facility will also provide space for a nonprofit elder/day care and a Head-Start classroom. In addition, the building will also house new Village offices, a gymnasium, and a space for fire and EMS training.
CDBG-PF 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 provision of community buildings, the expansion of tax base, job creation, and increased private investment in downtowns.
For further information on the CDBG-PF program, contact James Frymark, Commerce, at 608/266-2742.