$95,000 in Grant Funding for Improvements Awarded to Northern Michigan Cities, Nonprofit

Two northern Michigan cities and one nonprofit organization have been awarded $95,000 for home repairs, energy efficient upgrades and neighborhood amenity improvements through the Neighborhood Enhancement Program.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer awarded the City of Beaverton $40,000 in grants, the Village of Mancelona $30,000 in grants and the NCCS Center for Nonprofit Housing in Newaygo County $25,000 in grants.

“Every Michigander deserves a safe, affordable place to call home and a vibrant community that they can be proud of,” said Gov. Whitmer. “Today’s Neighborhood Enhancement Program grants will help local officials and nonprofits complete home repairs, make energy efficiency upgrades, and fund neighborhood amenity projects.”

The funding comes before an historic announcement from Gov. Whitmer to launch the first-ever Statewide Housing Plan to create or preserve 75,000 housing units, increase homeownership, reduce homelessness and lower utility costs for residents by upgrading energy infrastructure in homes and apartments.

Residents of the communities can expect to see neighborhood improvements by this summer and fall as projects funded by the grants should be done by December 31.