Emmons applauds community development grant for Sheridan

Sen. Judy Emmons

Sen. Judy Emmons

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Judy Emmons announced on Tuesday that the village of Sheridan will be able to remove a blighted, vacant structure in danger of collapsing thanks to a recently approved state grant.

The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) has approved a $415,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to remove the former Carnation factory in Sheridan.

“This grant will help Sheridan revitalize a dangerous, abandoned structure and prepare the site for future economic opportunity,” said Emmons, R-Sheridan. “This is great news for the people of Sheridan, and I applaud the local leaders and state officials for their cooperative effort to make this cleanup possible.”

The project will include hazardous materials abatement, demolition of the structure, site cleanup and proper management of any contaminated soils. The vacant site will be seeded with grass and maintained by the village until a future use can be determined.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, on behalf of the MSF, administers the CDBG program, which utilizes funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Each year, Michigan receives approximately $30 million in federal CDBG funds for various projects throughout the state.