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Please Respond: Michigan Rural Infrastructure Survey

Posted on September 2, 2022 by John LaMacchia

The State of Michigan is working maximize the new funding resources sent to Michigan through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). In addition to making use of the resources available to the state, agencies like the Office of Rural Development in the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan Infrastructure Office (MIO), the Michigan High Speed Internet Office, the Michigan Department of Transportation, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation seek to help communities access and deploy IIJA funding available to them. This survey is designed to help these agencies better understand and respond to local and regional infrastructure needs, plans, and readiness to apply for and administer new infrastructure resources.

Please take a few moments to respond to the short survey here to share general information about your community’s infrastructure priorities and needs. This information will be used to plan for communications and support to rural communities as the new infrastructure funding becomes available.

For your reference, a few helpful resources on new infrastructure funding are available at the websites below:

  • A Rural Playbook for the Infrastructure and Jobs Investment Act, or Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), provides a summary of funding opportunities available through the law.
  • The Michigan Infrastructure Office website summarizes the asset classes/infrastructure types that may be funded under IJIA or BIL in Michigan.
  • The Local Infrastructure Hub includes information on nearly 400 funding opportunities in a database that allows searching and sorting by topic and opportunity.

Thank you for your time and participation. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Lucas, Deputy Director for the Michigan Office of Rural Development: lucass5@michigan.gov.

John LaMacchia is the League’s director of state & federal affairs. He can be reached at jlamacchia@mml.org or 517-908-0303.

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