Senator Stabenow Announces New Support for Public Health and Safety in the Upper Peninsula

Friday, May 04, 2018

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced new federal support to help fund the purchase of new patrol vehicles in Houghton and Iron County and new radiology equipment at Munising Hospital. 


Munising Memorial Hospital in Alger County will receive $28,000 to purchase new radiology equipment to improve medical services for UP residents. 

The City of Houghton Police Department will receive $19,000 and the Iron County Sheriff’s Office will receive $22,000 to purchase new patrol vehicles.


"Hospitals and first responders throughout the UP are on the front lines in caring for our families and keeping our communities safe," said Stabenow. “This new funding will help improve public health and safety for families across the UP.”


These investments come through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facilities Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure needs in rural communities in Michigan and across the country. The current Farm Bill, which Senator Stabenow authored, made these grants possible.