Congressman Visclosky announced a grant award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of Michigan City under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
“The CDBG program is critical to enhancing economic opportunities and improving municipal infrastructure throughout Northwest Indiana. I commend Mayor Ron Meer for his leadership and steadfast commitment to the many residents throughout Michigan City,” said Congressman Pete Visclosky.
The CDBG program is a federally funded grant program that provides annual grants to develop urban communities and expand economic opportunities.
“I would like to thank Congressman Visclosky and his office for their assistance in helping Michigan City secure this grant funding in the amount of $616,472. This money will help the City of Michigan City in our continued commitment to assist with public social services including services for victims of domestic abuse, rental assistance, services to prevent child abuse, job training for low income residents and outreach mental health services to the severely mentally ill. This money will also allow us the ability to provide safe decent affordable housing opportunities,” Mayor Ron Meer said.