The Michigan Department of Transportation will be disbursing $30,000 to $250,000 worth of grants via its two-year-old Community Service Infrastructure Fund or CSIF program to 23 villages and cities across the state with populations less than 10,000.
[Above photo by the Michigan DOT.]
Those grants will help fund a variety of projects, including road resurfacing, culvert replacement, pavement crack sealing, and other roadway preservation measures.
“These grants will help communities across the state get their roads fixed right now,” said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) in a statement.
“This funding will help meet some of our most critical infrastructure needs at the community level,” she added. “While this should not be viewed as a solution to our statewide road funding crisis, it will serve as a critical measure of relief for these communities until we implement a real transportation funding solution.”
The Michigan DOT noted that the CSIF program is a “stop-gap” initiative designed to help pay for road projects in small communities that lack other sources of funding sources.