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 made significant strides in repairing our freeways, but our local roads need more attention,” state Rep. Angela Witwer (Delta Township) said. “I’m proud to have supported the bill that provides local communities with the resources they need to repair their roads and bridges. Bringing this funding back to our communities will make a difference in the lives of residents that they can see and feel every day.”

MDOT launched a site accepting applications for the Community Infrastructure Grant on April 11. This is part of the supplemental House Democrats voted for in January of this year. 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.