LANSING, Mich., April 13, 2023 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced funding is available via the Community Infrastructure Grant to help small communities with local road and transportation infrastructure projects. This program allows for local government investments to be matched by the state — funded by spending included in Senate Bill 7, which allocated $25 million for the Transportation Economic Development Fund. 

“We’ve worked hard to make a tangible difference in the lives of Michiganders, and I’m proud to say that these efforts are paying off,” said state Rep. Jenn Hill (D-Marquette). “The construction that these grants support will create good-paying jobs and a better driving experience for U.P. residents. This grant program will ensure Yoopers’ tax dollars go right back to their communities to improve the roads they use every day.”

MDOT launched a site accepting applications for the Community Infrastructure Grant on April 11. This is part of the supplemental that passed the House in January. The program will match 50% of eligible funds for cities and villages with populations of 10,000 people or less to offset the costs of fixing roads and invest in reconstruction, replacement, rehabilitation or preventive maintenance projects in these smaller jurisdictions.