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May 20, 2020
State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks today announced a total of $2.7 million is being awarded to 14 municipalities through the Financially Distressed Cities, Villages, and Townships (FDCVT) Grant Program.
Municipalities can participate in the FDCVT Grant Program if they are experiencing one or more conditions indicative of “probable financial stress” as defined in state law. The grants fund specific projects, services, or strategies, including infrastructure and public safety enhancements, that move a city, village, or township toward financial stability.
“I am pleased to announce that this year’s grant awards will help fund infrastructure and public safety projects in Michigan communities,” State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said. “These dollars will enhance those critical services that residents depend on every day, and even more so during times of crisis like these.”
For the fiscal year 2020, the Michigan Legislature appropriated $2.5 million for the program, with a $200,000 carryover from the previous fiscal year. The FDCVT Grant Program has a $2 million cap per municipality and grants are awarded based on applications submitted by the municipality.
The following communities will receive funding this year, with projects and amounts noted (alphabetical order):
City of Allen ParkPublic safety enhancement through the repair of fire station roof and purchase of integrated police body and in-car cameras$189,194
Township of ArthurPublic service enhancement through an upgrade of technology equipment and software$44,106
City of Benton HarborPublic safety enhancement through replacement of self-contained breathing apparatus for public safety officers$263,973
City of HamtramckPublic Service enhancement through upgrades of technology infrastructure, equipment, and software$232,124
City of Harper WoodsPublic service enhancement through infrastructure replacement at the city hall building$202,000
City of Harper WoodsWater system enhancement through the replacement of water meters$315,135
City of Highland ParkPublic service enhancement through ADA accessibility infrastructure improvements$75,000
City of InksterPublic safety enhancement through the installation of surveillance cameras$145,218
City of IshpemingWater system enhancement through the replacement of water meters$250,000
City of LansingPublic safety enhancement through replacement of fire department equipment$210,000
City of Lincoln ParkPublic service enhancement through the improved backup power source$175,000
City of MelvindalePublic safety enhancement through replacement of police equipment and two police vehicles$139,189
City of PinconningWater system enhancement through the replacement of water meters$73,250
City of River RougePublic safety enhancement through replacement of two police vehicles$76,378
City of WaynePublic service enhancement through upgrades of technology infrastructure$296,756
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