For Immediate Release
Feb. 6, 2013
Contact: Ryan Mitchell
Huron Community Fair Association receives grant
LANSING, Mich,—Sen. Mike Green announced Monday that the Huron Community Fair Association has been awarded a Capital Improvement Grant.
The grant program, offered by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, is designed to assist in the promotion of building improvements or other capital improvements on county fairgrounds within the state.
“The Huron County Fair is entering its 145th year as the center of agriculture competition and family-friendly entertainment,” said Green, R-Mayville. “These improvements will help continue that tradition for many years to come.
“As chair of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, I will work to ensure that this valuable grant program continues to remain available to county fairs throughout the district and the state.”
Capital improvements are costs related to making changes to improve capital assets, increase their useful life, or add to the value of these assets.
The Huron Community Fair Association, from Bad Axe, will receive $20,000, which is equal to the largest grant received in the program this year. The grant will be used to install recreational vehicle pedestals and related electrical work. Fairs will be required to provide a dollar-for-dollar cash match.
In November, the association wrote and presented a compelling grant proposal to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development explaining why these improvements were essential and was chosen among dozens of applicants to receive this prestigious grant.