MADISON—Governor Jim Doyle today announced that the Village of Coleman, Marinette County, will receive a $279,000 grant from the Community Development Block Grant-Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) program. The grant will be used to help the village make sewer system and roadway improvements.
“Investing in infrastructure improves not only the flow of people and products, but also enhances the ability for communities like Coleman and local businesses to grow,” Governor Doyle said.
The village will use the grant to install a new sanitary sewer along West Main Street to Sunset Avenue. Once the utilities are reconstructed and extended, the village will install a new roadway with curb and gutter and replace the sidewalk. These improvements, in addition to benefiting the houses on West Main Street, will provide additional capacity for future development. Total project cost is $1,350,000.
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) administers the CDBG Program. These 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 infrastructure, the expansion of tax base, job creation, and increased private investment in downtowns.
For more information on Commerce programs and services, contact the Commerce area development manager at www.commerce.wi.gov/BD/BD-Fax-0901.html.