State Treasurer Announces Grants for Distressed Municipalities

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March 22, 2019

State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks today announced a total of $2.7 million is being awarded to 11 municipalities 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 Public Act 436 of 2012, the Local Financial Stability and Choice Act. The grants fund specific projects, services or strategies ― including infrastructure and public safety enhancements ― that move a city, village or township toward financial stability.

“I am pleased to announce this year’s awards,” Eubanks said. “These grant dollars help fund public safety and infrastructure projects in communities that are encountering financial hardship.”   

For fiscal year 2019, $2.5 million was appropriated for the program with a $200,000 carryover from the previous fiscal year. The FDCVT Grant Program has a $2 million cap per municipality and grants are awarded based on applications submitted by the municipality.

The following communities will receive funding this year, with projects and amounts noted (alphabetical order):

City of Ecorse
Public safety enhancement through repair of the municipal building HVAC system
$200,000

City of Hamtramck
Public safety enhancement through replacement of police department radio system
$293,909

City of Harper Woods
Water system enhancement through replacement of water meters
$200,000

City of Highland Park
Public safety enhancement through installation of surveillance cameras throughout Highland Park and Ecorse
$134,030

City of Highland Park
Public safety enhancement through replacement of a police vehicle
$42,000

City of Inkster
Public safety enhancement through improved street lighting
$142,975

City of Inkster
Public safety enhancement through partial fleet replacement of police vehicles
$100,000

City of Inkster
Public safety enhancement through replacement of an ambulance
$260,000

City of Lincoln Park
Public safety enhancement through the design phase for a new facility housing the Lincoln Park Police Department and the 25th District Court, serving Ecorse, River Rouge and Lincoln Park
$342,500

Village of Mayville
Water system enhancement through replacement of water meters
$125,000

City of Melvindale
Public safety enhancement through replacement of police equipment, including Tasers, in-car cameras, and body cameras
$49,733

City of Pontiac
Public safety enhancement through repair of sidewalks and installation of ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps
$200,000

City of Pontiac
Public safety enhancement through improved street lighting
$163,020

City of River Rouge
Public safety enhancement through replacement of equipment for fire fighters
$271,335

City of River Rouge
Public safety enhancement through replacement of police vehicles
$97,246

City of Wayne
Public safety enhancement through infrastructure repair of the police department
$100,000

More information is available on the FDCVT Grant Program website.

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