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The Right Place receives more than $3 million in affordable housing and development projects grants

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Earlier this month, the state released more than $80 million in affordable housing and development project funding.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Revitalization and Placemaking Program released nearly $84 million in affordable housing and development projects grants. Its money dedicated through the American Rescue Plan. West Michigan non-profit economic development organization, The Right Place, received $3.6 million. Money shared among four county projects. Five in Kent County including Cedar Springs Downtown Pocket Park, Grand Rapids Public Museum North Lawn Park, Eastown Public Art & Safety Project, Heartside Linear Plaza and Sparta Town Square: Phase 2. In Barry County, the Middleville Amphitheater Activation & Art Walk. In Oceana County the Getty Park Renovation and there are two projects in Mason County, 100 South and Scottsville Optimist Park & Sculpture Project.

Tim Mroz, Senior Vice President of Community Development at The Right Place says the $3.6 million received will be the catalyst for more than $10 million in project investments.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.