LANSING, Dec. 12,
2006 – USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett
will host a series of ceremonies commemorating more than $2 million in
grants and loans for communities across the Upper Peninsula.
The list below
indicates the date, time, location, recipients and award amount of the
Date: December 13th Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Portage Township Hall, W. 17353 Davis Street in
Curtis.The Township of Portage will receive a check totaling $281,500 in
grants and loans for the purchase of two new fire trucks.
13th Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Manistique City Hall, 300 N. Maple Avenue, in
Manistique.The City of Manistique will receive a $29,000 grant for the
purchase of a new police patrol vehicle.
14th Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Ishpeming Police Dept., 100 S. Lake Street in
Ishpeming.The City of Ishpeming will receive at $25,000 grant to
purchase a 2007 four-wheel-drive police vehicle.
14th Time: noon
Location: 47240 Green Acres Road in Houghton.
The Charter Township of Portage will receive $155,000 in grants and
loans to purchase a new pumper truck for the fire department.
14th Time: 2 p.m.
Location: 45 Trimountain Avenue in South Range.
The Village of South Range will receive $174,000 in grants and loans for
the purchase of a new pumper truck for the fire department.
14th Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Sherman Township Hall, in Gay, Michigan.
Sherman Township will receive $171,000 in loans and $407,000 in grants
to construct a redundant water well supply. A separate letter
announcing this event was sent on Nov. 16.
15th Time: 9 a.m.
Location: L’Anse Township Hall, 126 N. Main in L’Anse.
L’Anse Township will receive loans totaling $209,000 and grants of
$416,000 for a water transmission main and booster facility. A separate
letter announcing this event was sent on Nov. 16.
15th Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: 228 West Washington Street in Marquette.
U.P. Health Care Network, Inc. will receive a $500,000 grant to bring
digital imaging technology to member hospitals.
15th Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Alger County Sheriff Dept., 101 Court Street in
Alger County will receive an $8,000 grant for the purchase of a Ford
Explorer police vehicle.
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