Twenty-three villages and cities with populations less than 10,000 will receive grants through a second round of funding awarded through the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Community Service Infrastructure Fund program.
Established by the state Legislature in December 2018, the CSIF is a stop-gap program to help fund road projects in small communities. Successful projects were selected, in part, because they are paired with planned infrastructure work, coordinated with other road agencies, focused on extending the useful life of the road and lacked other funding sources.
Grant awards range from $24,000 to $250,000 for road resurfacing, culvert replacement, pavement crack sealing and shoulder paving.
Cassopolis was one of the nearly two dozen communities to receive a grant, according to MDOT. It was awarded $250,000, which will be used to improve Park Shore Drive and South East Street.