LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Jon Bumstead on Thursday applauded the release of initial Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) grant award recipients, which included $11.4 million for the city of Muskegon Heights.
“Over the past few years, former Muskegon Heights City Manager Troy Bell and I worked together on projects that would greatly benefit the city of Muskegon Heights,” said Bumstead, R-North Muskegon.
Grant funding for the city of Muskegon Heights was made possible by Bumstead’s Senate Bill 565, now Public Act 53 of 2022. The city was awarded two grants of $8.4 million and $3 million for projects that will include watermain replacement along Sanford Street from Oakwood Avenue to Broadway Avenue, Columbia Street from Fifth Street to Peck Street, and Fifth Street from Summit Avenue to Broadway Avenue.
“I’m excited to see the positive impact this funding will have on the well-being of Muskegon Heights residents. Infrastructure investments like these are critical for growth and prosperity in any community, and it is exciting to see this project gain legs,” Bumstead said.
PA 53 allocated $4.7 billion to critical infrastructure around the state, including almost $1.3 billion to clean water initiatives.