FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2017
Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839
Governor Walker Announces $16.9 Million in Community Improvement Awards
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today announced $16.9 million in awards for 38 Wisconsin communities through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facility and Planning Funds. CDBG is federal funding used to help towns, villages, and non-urban cities improve streets, infrastructure, and community buildings. These grants are targeted for projects in communities that primarily benefit low-to-moderate income residents.
“This funding will help small communities across Wisconsin continue to grow and thrive so future generations will continue to call Wisconsin home,” Governor Walker said.
Funding is awarded through the Department of Administration’s Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources. The funds are awarded annually through a competitive process. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.