Braham Receives $600K for Community Center
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:
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.
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.