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38 Wisconsin communities to receive $16.9M in awards to make street, infrastructure improvements


Madison (WQOW) - Dozens of communities throughout Wisconsin are receiving thousands of dollars to help make improvements to their cities.

According to a press release, Gov. Scott Walker announced on Wednesday $16.9 million in community improvement awards will be distributed to 38 cities, towns and villages throughout the dairy state.

Dollars will come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and be given through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facility and Planning Funds, which is federal funding that is used to help communities improve streets, infrastructure and community buildings.

In western Wisconsin, the following cities were selected to receive the community improvement awards:

  • City of Arcadia - $500,000; Construct a new well
  • City of Barron - $500,000; Construct a new water tower
  • City of Cornell - $474,225; Infrastructure and street improvements
  • City of Durand - $500,000; Infrastructure and street improvements
  • Village of Weyerhaeuser - $500,000; Sanitary sewer system and waste water treatment facility upgrades
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