Braham Receives $600K for Community Center

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 5:09 am

The Braham community received a large financial boost, Thursday.   It was announced that the city is getting $600,000 from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Small Cities Development Grant. The grant will be administered by Lakes and Pines, an organization that assists low-income families and individuals in the region.

Lakes and Pines Executive Director Bob Benes:

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The money will help pay for the remainder of the $1.7 million project.  Initial plans are for the facility to be about 14,000 square feet, located of the school’s property along 8th Street SW.  Benes says the community center will leave a lasting impression in Braham.

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Ground breaking on the project is scheduled for this fall.

Braham was eligible for the grant because 63-percent of the city’s population is of low and moderate income.  The plan is to use the community center for meeting space, severe weather shelter, senior dining, and youth recreation.

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