Zorn applauds Blissfield Main Street grant

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn is applauding the recent announcement that the Blissfield Downtown Development Authority has been awarded a $20,000 Main Street Vibrancy grant by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

“It is important to help enhance our downtown areas, which are often the heart of the community, as we improve our state for families, workers and job providers,” said Zorn, R-Ida “This grant will help Blissfield create a mini-park as part of an effort to strengthen its downtown, attract more people to the community center, and boost the quality of life for its families.”

Blissfield was awarded a $20,000 grant to support a mini-park revitalization and gazebo for food trucks, art events and outdoor gatherings.

The Main Street Vibrancy Grant Program is intended to provide grants to Select or Master level Michigan Main Street communities for projects that enhance the vibrancy and economic vitality of Michigan Main Street downtowns.

Blissfield is one of five communities around Michigan that were awarded a total of $100,000 in grants to support downtown enhancement and improvement projects on Friday. The other communities are Lansing, Owosso, Grayling and Three Rivers.