Michigan will receive funds for a mid-Michigan road commission building and street cleaning equipment for an Upper Peninsula city from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The funding is through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program.
The USDA on Monday announced that Gladwin County will see $4 million for a 20,000-square-foot road commission building. That’s in the 4th Congressional District represented by U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland).
There’s also $200,000 for a new street sweeper for the city of Iron Mountain that will replace one destroyed by a fire. That’s in the 1st Congressional District represented by U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet).
U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) were also noted in the USDA release.
The USDA announced a total of $50 million in grants in 17 states.
“Modern and accessible education, health care, public safety and municipal services are foundational to quality of life in any community,” Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley said in a news release. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities to build the facilities in which these essential services are located, and to improve the infrastructure these services rely on to operate in rural America.”