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City seeks grant to help with Keller Ave. improvements

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Not only are building renovations cleaning up the look of downtown Amery; the city is hopeful that a grant application will provide money to be the icing on the cake of the downtown revitalization. The City of Amery is in the process of applying for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The grant money if awarded to the city is to go toward the cost of improving, the curbs, sidewalks and parking spaces along Keller. 

The city is working with Dave Rasmussen, senior planner and office manager at MSA Professional Services. Rasmussen has assisted the city step by step with the actions needing to be taken to increase the probability of receiving the grant. 

CGBG is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. It is one of the longest running programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG programs differ from categorical grants made for specific purposes. They are largely used at the discretion of local governments. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities.

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