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Flint River Restoration Project

Grant Amount

$1,150,000

Geographic Focus

Genesee

Grantee Location

Flint, MI

United States

Grant Period

August 1, 2017 -
June 30, 2020

This grant will provide project support to the Genesee County Parks & Recreation Commission for the Flint River Restoration Project. Funds from this grant will be used for project management, design and engineering costs, and technical assistance. The project is the result of a broad group of diverse partners coming together to create a vision for the Flint riverfront as a unique community asset that is accessible and safe for all residents to utilize, drive economic opportunities, and enhance local infrastructure by removing the Hamilton Dam. The project will support the overall economic development opportunities for Flint by creating greater connectivity between the University of Michigan-Flint, downtown, and Kettering University; removing hazardous infrastructure; improving storm water and flood control systems; developing underutilized public property; and capping contamination at a former industrial site.

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