Small Project Partnership funding is available from Sourcewell for cities, counties, townships, schools and nonprofits throughout Region 5.
With an intent to help support smaller local projects, funding of up to $2,500 is provided as a financial match based on the size of the organization.
In fall of 2017 Garrison purchased three digital speed signs to place at each entrance to the city. The signs are powered by solar energy and batteries. To make the purchase possible, the city gathered donations from civic groups and secured $2,500 in Sourcewell Small Project Partnership funds.
With the help of the speed signs, drivers are made aware of the speed limit and their current speed.
"Already, we feel they've made a huge difference," Garrison Deputy Clerk Amy Vukelich said in a news release. "You're always going to have speeders; they're not going to follow speed limit signs. But, for the average person, when you're driving and you see it says 35 and (the sign shows) you're going 45, you're going to slow down."
Vukelich anticipates these signs to be especially instrumental during the busier months of the year when tourism exponentially increases the city's population.
"Having these signs in place, we feel like we're doing something," Vukelich said. "When that funding through Sourcewell became available, we thought this was fabulous. It truly was a godsend. It came about at a great time for us and we really appreciate it."
To learn more about Small Project Partnership Funding, visit www.sourcewell-mn.gov.