Communities Get State Infrastructure Dollars

Wisconsin is awarding more than $22.4 million to public infrastructure projects in low to moderate income communities statewide, Gov. Tony Evers announced.

The money, given through Community Development Block Grant Public Facility awards, will go toward improvements, repairs, or expansions of streets, drainage systems, water and sewer systems, sidewalks, as well as blight prevention and elimination.

Communities getting money this year include Abbotsford, Algoma, Ashland, Augusta, Boscobel, Clyman, Cobb, Crandon, Dorchester, Gratiot, Gresham, Mason, Mauston, Mondovi, Muscoda, Norwalk, Owen, Pittsville, Prentice, Rib Lake, South Wayne, Spooner, Suring, Viola and Winter.

The Department of Administration’s Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources administers Wisconsin’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program.  

“Communities of all sizes have struggled for years to make desperately needed repairs to aging roads, water mains, and sewerage systems,” DOA Secretary Joel Brennan says. “Making these improvements enables Wisconsin communities to provide better public services and stronger public infrastructure to residents who rely on them daily.”