Library awarded CDBG grant

Governor Walker Announces Community Development Block Grant for Town of Mercer

MADISON, February 21, 2012 – The Town of Mercer will receive a $141,000 Community Development Block Grant for Public Facilities from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to expand its library.

The town is expanding the library to include additional space for housing more computers, a new multi-purpose meeting room, a children’s library room and additional seating space.

Governor Walker said assistance in this project is an important investment in the library service in Iron County.

The Community Development Block Grant program is a versatile financing tool for general-purpose local units of government in need of funds to undertake needed infrastructure and public building projects.  The program is designed to enhance the vitality of a community by undertaking public investment that contributes to its overall community and economic development.

The WEDC is Wisconsin’s lead economic development agency.