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Snyder Announces Funding for Winter Damages

After a deep freeze this past winter that left many local communities with thousands of dollars in damages, funding is now on the way. Gov. Rick Snyder announced yesterday that the state is moving swiftly to inform communities in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula of their eligibility for assistance in repairing critical infrastructure damaged during the last winter. The communities, which applied last month for federal Community Development Block Grant program support, are being advised of potential funding for their projects. In July, Snyder announced an initial $6 million in assistance for Upper and Lower Peninsula counties that had declared a local emergency declaration or received a governor’s emergency declaration after sustaining heavy infrastructure damage due to extremely cold temperatures and deep frost levels last winter. Among the communities receiving funding are Adams Township, who will receive over $67,000 and the villages of Calumet and Laurium who will receive just over $139,000 and $258,000, respectively.

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