Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron Kind announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce is awarding a $2.2 million grant to the Village of Muscoda, Wisconsin, to expand the Muscoda Industrial Park. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan, which Rep. Kind helped pass last year.
This grant will create jobs by provide development opportunities for food processing and manufacturing businesses looking to relocate or expand in the region. The investment will be matched with $555,455 in local funds and is expected to create 100 jobs and generate $35 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates.
“I’m thrilled to see $2.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding on its way to Muscoda. I voted for this critical legislation last year in order to provide relief and fuel our economic recovery, and I’m glad to see it continuing to deliver for our communities,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “This EDA investment will go a long way towards creating jobs, supporting local businesses, and generating new opportunities for Wisconsinites.”
“President Biden’s American Rescue Plan offers direct relief to American communities as they work to build a better America for the future,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo. “This EDA investment will provide critical infrastructure needed to support expansion of the food processing and manufacturing industries, creating a stronger, more robust regional economy.”
This project is funded under EDA’s American Rescue Plan Economic Adjustment Assistance program, which makes $500 million in Economic Adjustment Assistance grants available to American communities. The Economic Adjustment Assistance program is EDA’s most flexible program, and grants made under this program will help hundreds of communities across the nation plan, build, innovate, and put people back to work through construction or non-construction projects designed to meet local needs. Effective May 26, 2022, EDA has officially closed all of its American Rescue Plan programs for applications. The $3 billion program funding will be awarded on a rolling basis through September 30, 2022.