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Bessemer applying for grant funding for U.S. 2 project


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BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council voted to move forward with applying for $990,000 state grant funds for the U.S. 2 project on Monday.

The city will pay C2AE $13,000 to start the process of applying for the grant. If the grant is approved, the council will pay the firm an additional $6,000.

C2AE had requested the city to pay the $19,000 up front, but the council felt that withholding part of the payment would give C2AE incentive to secure the grant.

“This potentially could be a whole lot of money for the city of Bessemer or it could be nothing,” sa...