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Baldwin secures grant for downtown project

Baldwin's downtown area will benefit from a Community Development Block Grant for public facilities.

Governor Scott Walker announced Thursday, March 1, grant awards from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to three Wisconsin communities.

The City of Baldwin will receive a $494,600 Community Development Block Grant for Public Facilities to help finance improvements within the downtown Main Street area. The grant will help replace utilities that have exceeded their useful life and improve the aesthetic appearance to boost economic development in the downtown.

The City of Platteville will receive a $215,000 and the Village of South Wayne will receive a $276,000.

The Community Development Block Grant program is a versatile financing tool for general-purpose local units of government in need of funds to undertake needed infrastructure and public building projects. The program is designed to enhance the vitality of a community by undertaking public investment that contributes to its overall community and economic development.