GR, Half a dozen other West Michigan communities to receive federal grants through HUD

Posted at 4:31 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 17:28:47-04

GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Tuesday morning, the office of Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) announced that multiple West Michigan communities will be receiving federal grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

These Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) are authorized by the CARES Act and are designed to aid communities in responding to challenges created by COVID-19.

The communities listed below will not only be receiving grants, but will also receive a Community Develop Block Grant, as well as an Emergency Shelter Grant to limit the spread of the coronavirus among the homeless population and to help reduce increases in homelessness due to financial distress. These grants will be formally awarded on Thursday, April 2.

Community Development Block Grants

  • Holland: $191,446
  • Muskegon: $585,238
  • Muskegon Heights: $260,496
  • Norton Shores: $83,261
  • Wyoming: $340,484
  • Kent County: $1,023,791, and an additional $532,303 Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG)
  • Grand Rapids will receive $2,219,476 and an additional $1,120,645 for ESG

“The coronavirus is creating challenges for communities across West Michigan,” said Congressman Huizenga. “These grants will provide local governments with the flexibility to respond effectively to help the most vulnerable members of our society.”