Article by: Chris Giesen
The City of Harmony was recently notified it was awarded a Minnesota DEED Business Development Public Infrastructure (BDPI) grant of $285,000 and two USDA Rural Development Community Facilities program grants totaling $94,000.
The BDPI grant of $285,000 will extend city water and sewer to a newly annexed parcel where a Dairyland Power Cooperative outpost is planned to be constructed this summer. This project will expand the Harmony Industrial Park and is the second time in two years that the city has annexed property to facilitate growth.
One USDA grant for $50,000 will help purchase a new fire truck and the second grant of $44,000 will help with the purchase of an all terrain/off road rescue vehicle and rescue equipment to outfit the new vehicles. CEDA Vice President Chris Giesen, who works with Harmony, wrote the grants. Giesen also worked with all of the stakeholders to move the projects forward successfully.