Wis. Economic Development Corp.: Governor Walker announces funding for town of Liberty

Contact: Tom Thieding, 608-267-9661 [email protected]

Link to Release: http://commerce.wi.gov/wedc/News-084.html

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker announced today that the Town of Liberty, Grant County, will receive a $127,400 grant from the Community Development Block Grant – Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) program administered by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to help finance water system improvements in the Stitzer Sanitary District.

“This project will contribute significantly to enhancing the quality of life in the Town of Liberty,” said Governor Walker. “Our assistance in this project is an important investment in the infrastructure, economic development and safety of the community and its residents.”

The grant will help finance a $315,500 project to improve the water system by replacing water mains and installing fire hydrants and water values with the new water mains. The project is to be completed by June 2012.

The CDBG-PF program is a versatile financing tool for general-purpose local units of government in need of funds to undertake needed infrastructure and public building projects. The program is designed to enhance the vitality of a community by undertaking public investment that contributes to its overall community and economic development.

Since the beginning of the year, the WEDC has made 20 CDBG-Public Facilities awards totaling $5,995,627. The WEDC is Wisconsin’s lead economic development agency.