Several  communities  have been announced as recipients of grants for infrastructure and rehabilitation projects in small cities.

The grants, totaling nearly $19 million statewide, were announced by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) through the Small Cities Development Program.

DEED COMMISSIONER STEVE GROVE SAID; “These grants will help small Minnesota cities move forward with essential improvements to housing and public infrastructure,”

 Communities that received grants include:

Fairmont – $885,000 ,Trimont – $431,000 DOLLARS…Mapleton – $345,000  Blue Earth – $317,000

THE  grants are part of the Community Development Block Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing.