GRANT MONEY AWARDED!
“The Village has been working hard to seek grant funding to help offset costs for street construction, firefighting and park improvements.” - President Doris Kemner.
Here are a few of the grants the Village applied for and was awarded:
1. Sunset Drive Grant
MDOT awarded the Village of Clinton a grant for $119,957.70 for reconstructing Sunset Drive from Kehoe Road to Colebrook Street. The total project is estimated at $424,429. The grant funding is from the Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF). The 2024 project will include replacing bad curb, pulverizing the old pavement and installing 3.5 inches of new pavement.
2. Fire Department Grants
The Clinton Fire Department was just awarded a grant for $10,000 from the Michigan Fire Equipment Grant Program for new helmets and firefighting gloves. The Department was awarded a grant for $57,000 for an air bottle filling station, a $39,000 grant for battery powered extrication tools, and a grant for $127,000 to replace the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). The Fire Department is still under consideration for a $97,000 grant to replace turnout gear and a $610,000 grant to purchase a new fire truck to replace the 1994 pumper tanker.
3. Tate Park Grant
The Village was awarded a $394,100 SPARKS Grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for four pickleball courts in Tate Park. The Village will work with the state to finalize the grant and funding process. The state was providing grant funding, with no local match, to add recreational facilities to communities across the state. The Village will soon start the design work with hopes to bid the project by spring 2024. Construction is anticipated for the summer of 2024, depending on availability of contractors and other factors. The Village is still in consideration for a grant to expand the paved paths and construction all-inclusive play equipment in Tate Park.