Gov. Evers and DOA announce $36 million in funding for 42 public infrastructure and facility projects

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Joel Brennan announced more than $36 million in funding for 42 public infrastructure and facility projects across the state, Tuesday Sept. 16. 

According to officials, the funding is awarded to local units of government as part of a competitive grant process for the 2020 Community Development Block Grants for Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) program. 

“This funding is not only critical to public safety, but to improving Wisconsin communities across our state where folks enjoy living, working, learning, and recreating,” said Gov. Evers. “These 42 projects will benefit Wisconsinites from Antigo to Whitehall and will bolster our communities.”

The grants will be used by local governments totaling no more than $72 million to assist with infrastructure and facility projects, according to a news release. The projects include water, storm water, and sanitary sewer improvements and replacement activities, as well as sidewalk and surface street projects, and blight elimination activities, and more, officials say. 

“Investing in core infrastructure services ensures Wisconsinites can remain proud of the communities in which they live, work and raise families, as well as maintain a positive and healthy quality of life,” said DOA Secretary Brennan.

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