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DDA members discuss possible grant for Bessemer City Hall


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BESSEMER — Interest in remodeling the Bessemer City Hall was sparked when members of the Downtown Development Authority learned last week of a new state grant opportunity.

DDA Coordinator Samantha Dorr said the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, known by its acronym of LEO, is offering a Community Center Grant that ranges from $150,000 to $2.5 million.

She said the competitive grant — to which she was alerted by Melissa Lupino, library director of the Bessemer Public Library — is a one-time option rather than a revolving opportunity....