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Millions to be shared for community projects

MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Jim Doyle today announced that 15 community projects will share slightly more than $7 million in Community Development Block Grant funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money willl be used to support infrastructure and business development projects. The grants range from $160,000 to more than one million dollars.

In his announcement, Doyle said the funds will create opportunities for hardworking families, and strengthen infrastructure throughout the state. Doyle also said the porjects will create good jobs and help the economy to grow.

The projects are as follows:

City of Dodgeville, Iowa County, $260,000 grant

The project includes the construction of a dental clinic and free medical clinic. Total project cost is $676,850.

City of Necedah, Juneau County, $610,000 grant

The project includes the construction of a library.  Total project cost is $1.3 million.

City of Nekoosa, Wood County, $510,000 grant

The project includes the construction of a senior and community center. Total project cost is $1.4 million.

Village of Milltown, Polk County, $260,000 grant

The project includes the construction of an adult development center.  Total project cost is $625,000.

City of Plymouth, Sheboygan County, $760,000 grant

The project includes the construction of a center that will house a senior center, foods pantry, child day care services and Head Start program.  Total project cost is $4.2 million.

City of Rhinelander, Oneida County, $460,000 grant

The project includes the construction of a fire station addition for ambulance services.  Total project cost is $900,000.

Village of Turtle Lake, Barron County, $610,000 grant

The project includes the construction of a library and storm shelter.  Total project cost is $1.3 million.

Village of Webster, Burnett County, $360,000 grant

The project includes the construction of a library.  Total project cost is $700,000.

  

Village of Westfield, Marquette County, $560,000 grant

The project includes the construction of a senior center.  Total project cost is $1.2 million.

Village of Blair, Trempealeau County, $260,000 grant

The project includes downtown improvements such as sidewalks, streetlights and parking.  Total project cost is $500,000.

City of Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, $660,000 grant

The project includes downtown waterfront redevelopment and infrastructure improvements. Total project cost is $3 million.

Village of Hawkins, Rusk County, $360,000 grant

The project provides business park infrastructure for Jeld-Wen Windows, a manufacturer of energy-efficient doors and windows.  The project represents $1.5 million in new investment. 

Village of Menomonie, Dunn County, $205,000 grant

The project includes infrastructure to support an expansion by ConAgra/Swiss Miss, a food processor. Total project cost is $260,000.

Village of Plain, Sauk County, $1,010,000 grant

The project supports training at-risk youth from five school districts at the LEEDS Training Center to obtain skills for careers in the green industry.  Total project cost is $2.7 million.

Village of Wautoma, Waushara County, $160,000 grant

The project includes infrastructure to support an expansion by Stoneridge LLC, a meat processor. Total project cost is $600,000.

 

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