Darwin, Renville awarded grants 12 Jun 13

ST. PAUL – Grants totaling almost $18 million were awarded to 32 communities in Greater Minnesota to help pay for rehabilitating housing and commercial structures and improving infrastructure. In this area two communities received grants. The City of Darwin got 600-thousand dollars for a Water treatment facilty. While the city of Renville got about 590-thousand dollars to rehab an owner occupied housing and commercial building. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded the funding under its Small Cities Development Program, a federally-funded initiative that seeks to benefit people of low and moderate incomes.