Governor Evers Announces Grant Program Recipients
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Governor Tony Evers was at Madison College today to announce the five recipients of a grant program.
The $20 million Neighborhood Investment Grant Fund is part of a $650 million grant announced by Governor Evers for the entire state.
The money includes affordable housing redevelopment projects, investments in local businesses and the expansion of cultural opportunities in minority communities.
“Each of these issues affects all the others. That’s why these investments and projects, that’s what it’s all about. And I couldn’t be happier to be here today to support them. All of these issues are intertwined, and all are critical to building the kind of future we want to see for our children, for our state, and for each other,” Governor Evers said.
Governor Evers said the grant money comes from the economic surplus to help people continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funded projects include the development or redevelopment of the following:
- The Bayview Foundation Housing and Community Center at the Triangle
- Madison Public Market
- Greater Madison Urban League Black Business Hub
- Centro Hispano Community Center
- The Center for Black Excellence and Culture
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