Community Development Block Grants

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved funding for the City of Sault Ste. Marie to make improvements. 

The Soo was awarded more than $4.3 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds. The city will use the money to transform four public spaces with green areas, an interpretive pathway and way-finding signage, among other improvements.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved two Upper Peninsula community revitalization projects to help drive the state’s economic recovery. 

The City of Ishpeming will receive $1.8 million in Community Development Block Grant funds for the Senior Center Public Facilities project. It includes construction of a new senior center and demolition of the old one.

The Greater Ishpeming Commission on Aging and the city will provide more than

$207,000 for the project.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   The city of Sault Ste. Marie will make improvements to its downtown area, thanks to support from the Michigan Strategic Fund. 

The city was awarded more than $485,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for its façade improvement project. The money will be used to rehabilitate the exterior of three historically significant buildings—the Cadillac Building and Alpha Bar on Portage Avenue and the Arfstrom Pharmacy on Ashmun Street.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The City of Marquette has been awarded nearly $500,000 to renovate the Delft Theater. 

The $481,000 Community Development Block Grant will be used to convert the vacant building into a

restaurant and dinner theater.  Changes include a rooftop deck, a flexible stage for live events, and balcony seating. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Six Upper Peninsula counties could get a portion of $6 million from the state to repair infrastructure damaged by this winter’s polar temperatures. 

Chippewa, Delta, Gogebic, Luce, Mackinac, and Marquette counties received “State of Emergency” declarations after cold temperatures and deep frost lines damaged pipes and other lines.