2020 CDBG Grant Funding

Gov. Evers, DOA Secretary Brennan Announce More Than $36 million for Public Infrastructure and Facility Projects


MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, with Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Joel Brennan, today announced more than $36 million in funding for 42 public infrastructure and facility projects across Wisconsin. The funding is awarded to local units of government as part of a competitive grant process for the 2020 Community Development Block Grants for Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) program.

“This funding is not only critical to public safety, but to improving Wisconsin communities across our state where folks enjoy living, working, learning, and recreating,” said Gov. Evers. “These 42 projects will benefit Wisconsinites from Antigo to Whitehall and will bolster our communities.”

“Investing in core infrastructure services ensures Wisconsinites can remain proud of the communities in which they live, work and raise families, as well as maintain a positive and healthy quality of life,” said DOA Secretary Brennan.

The grants will be used by local governments to assist with infrastructure and facility projects totaling more than $72 million. The projects include but are not limited to water, stormwater, and sanitary sewer improvements and replacement activities, as well as sidewalk and surface street projects, and blight elimination activities. 

Administered through the DOA Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources, CDBG-PF grants are open to all units of general and local governments that do not receive CDBG awards directly through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG-PF grants have the programmatic goals of:

·         ensuring the affordability of basic services that enhance community vitality;

·         supporting the revitalization of established neighborhoods, downtown business districts, and blighted sites;

·         assisting with capital improvement projects that support previous planning efforts and are part of broader community development strategies;

·         improving the accessibility of public facilities; and

·         encouraging the use of energy-efficient design, retrofitting, and equipment, as well as projects that benefit bicyclists and pedestrians.

More information regarding CDBG-PF grants is available here. A list of 2020 CDBG-PF awardees, grant amounts, and total project costs is available here

The City of Osseo has been awarded the 2020 Community Development Block Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Administration. The 1 million dollar grant will go towards replacing Water and sewer mains as well as a complete reconstruction of 5th Street, Pine Street, Park Avenue, West Street and Clark Street. This is all thanks to our community members who helped the City with the application process. We thank you all and look forward to the incredible improvements that this will provide the area.

Garber Band Shell

The Garber Band Shell is a proposed structure in Central Park that will provide a platform for music in the park. More information can be found by following the link to the website

Osseo Municipal Swim Pool Closure

In the interest of public safety due to the still active coronavirus, the City of Osseo will not be opening the swimming pool this summer. There are a number of variables involved in this decision, including potential virus spread, lack of lifeguard certification classes, reduced days of operations, and the anticipation of the likelihood of statewide ban on such activities. Due to the length of time it takes to get the pool ready for operation and the time it takes for certification courses, we would be unable to maintain our normal pool schedule and given the unknowns surrounding COVID-19, the decision to open needs to be addressed now. As much as the City would like to have the swimming pool up and running for everyone to enjoy, the safe and most economic action is to keep the facility closed for the 2020 season.

Recycling Center

City of Osseo and Town of Sumner Residents

As of June 1st 2020, the Osseo Area Recycling Center will no longer be excepting magazines or wax paper covered cardboard. After ongoing discussion with several area Material Recovery Facilities, we are no longer able to process these materials. Corrugated cardboard products will still be accepted at the Recycling Center. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our citizens.


The City of Osseo will be flushing water mains, exercising valves and testing fire hydrants Monday, April 27th through Tuesday, June 30th, 2020.

Residents may notice mineral particles in their water which can affect laundry operations. If mineral particles are detected, cold water should be run to clear out household water lines.