U.P. Communities Receive Federal Grants

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two Upper Michigan communities are receiving federal funds to enhance public safety.

The Ironwood Fire Department is receiving a grant to improve operations.

The $13,680 grant comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and is a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The grants fund professional training programs, update equipment and facilities, and provide new supplies to help first-responders.

The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Department is getting a $14,000 grant to help the community buy a new police vehicle to use in heavy snow conditions.

The funding comes through the USDA’s Rural Development Community Facility Grant program, which funds infrastructure within rural communities across the country.

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