State Rep. Greg Markkanen today announced the village of Ontonagon has been awarded a state grant to purchase a new fire truck.
The $227,995 grant will be used to help replace a fire department rescue truck.
“Our first responders work hard to protect our communities,” said Markkanen, of Hancock. “These state resources are going to be well spent making sure local firefighters have the tools they need to save lives.”
In total, $2.7 million is being awarded to 16 municipalities statewide 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.
Rep. Markkanen talks about House passage Wednesday of the state’s budget for the 2022 Fiscal Year, saying the plan focuses on local needs and infrastructure while giving an assist to health care and corrections workers.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen today announced the city of Bessemer has been awarded a grant to provide people with improved, more efficient infrastructure. A total of over $450,000 will go toward work related to the city’s drinking water asset management plan. Field verification on service lines will be conducted at over 200 points, delivering information […]
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