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      Nine northern Michigan counties receive $6 million for repairs

      Governor Rick Snyder announced on Tuesday that six Upper Peninsula and three northern Lower Peninsula counties will receive $6 million to help repair infrastructure damaged by the harsh winter.

      Governor Rick Snyder announced on Tuesday that six Upper Peninsula and three northern Lower Peninsula counties will receive $6 million to help repair infrastructure damage due to the harsh winter.

      The counties eligible to receive the Community Development Block Grants to repair the damages are Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Delta, Emmet, Gogebic, Luce, Mackinac, as well as Marquette.

      "The state is stepping up and assisting our northern Michigan communities to repair their damaged infrastructure," says Governor Snyder. "Last winter's extremely cold temperatures and deep frost levels caused millions of dollars in damages. It makes good sense to begin the repairs as quickly as possible to restore water and sewer mains and roads in the affected areas."

      Each of these counties must fill out an Online form and meet the following requirements to receive the grant.

      Counties must not be able to pay for the repairs with other funding, must have hard infrastructure repairs (water, sewer, and/or road work related to water/sewer) that occurred after Nov. 1, 2013, as well as the county must match at least 15% of the costs and continue the process to seek funding.