Moolenaar Welcomes Funding for the Fourth District

October 21, 2020
Press Release

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development announced that several rural communities in mid and northern Michigan will receive financial support as part of $16.6 million in grants and loans announced by the department today.

"This funding for infrastructure and emergency services will upgrade roads, keep residents safe, support the economy, and create jobs,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “In Congress, I have been an advocate for our rural communities and supported USDA funding that helps them provide essential services for Michigan residents."

Local governments applied for the funds through the USDA’s Community Facilities Direct Loan Program and the Rural Business Development Grants program. A list of the grants and loans being made in the Fourth District is below.

Clare County

  • $545,000 loan to purchase and update a new building for Clare County Senior Services. 

City of Beaverton

  • $1.6 million loan for the construction of a public works and law enforcement building.
  • $425,000 loan to upgrade Glidden Street into an all-season, all-weather, Class A road.

City of Gladwin

  • $75,000 grant to complete a streetscape improvement project in the downtown area.

City of Harrison

  • $280,000 loan to purchase a new tanker truck for the fire department.
  • $25,000 grant for a project that will improve the downtown streetscape.

City of Midland

  • $190,000 grant to improve infrastructure along Saginaw Road.