If you’re looking to improve your downtown’s infrastructure, and you are a qualifying low– to moderate–income community (see list), you are eligible to apply for a Downtown Infrastructure Grant (DIG). Parking lots, curbs, street improvements, sewers and water system projects all qualify.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) expects to make applications available soon. Generally, there is a maximum project award of $750,000, and there is a local match requirement. If you’d like to learn more about this, contact P&N project funding specialist Jim Hegarty, PE. P&N has helped several communities score DIG and other MEDC grants in the last several years.
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