MADISON — Governor Scott Walker awarded almost $15 million to 33 Wisconsin municipalities for local infrastructure and community projects through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facility and Planning Funds.
The public facility grants will help Wisconsin communities improve streets, water systems, and construct new community buildings. Grants for planning will help rebuild and revitalize communities in Wisconsin through planned public infrastructure projects.
“We are going to help expand public libraries, improve local streets, build a new senior center, a new fire station, and more,” Governor Walker said. “This program is one tool we can use to help us maintain our commitment to local communities across Wisconsin. Congratulations to the 33 communities that were awarded these funds.”
The Village of Boyceville was awarded $500,000 for infrastructure and street improvements. The City of Glenwood City will receive a like amount for Wastewater treatment facility upgrades. The City of Menomonie was awarded $465,250 for infrastructure and street improvements.
The $500,000 figure was the largest amount awarded in this grant cycle.
Other area communities receiving grants included $500,000 to the Village of Somerset for a new well. The Village of Plum City, $500,000 for sanitary sewer system improvements, City of Rice Lake, $285,195 for ADA improvements to the public library and the Village of Milltown, $500,000 for public library expansion/addition.
The funding for these awards comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.