Yearly Archives: 2015

Dingell Announces $11.3 Million in Research Grants for University of Michigan

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that the University of Michigan will receive eight awards worth $11,309,467 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research in a variety of academic areas

DNR, DTE Energy Foundation award nearly $160,000 in tree-planting grants

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the DTE Energy Foundation today announced the award of grants totaling $159,825 to 41 communities in Michigan for local tree-planting projects. Grants awarded under this program will be used to help purchase approximately 2,000 trees of various species and sizes to be planted this fall or next spring

Gov. Rick Snyder: Chinese company to invest nearly $26 million in Northville Township facility

A Chinese bearing manufacturer will invest nearly $26 million to establish a new U.S. headquarters and technical center in Northville Township, creating 125 jobs, Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday after returning from an eight-day investment mission to China

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $4 Million for Gerald R. Ford International Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Kent County will receive $3,987,379 for improvements to Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The funding, which comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will be used for reconstruction of an existing runway and to expand the existing terminal building to enable more efficient movement of passengers

Rep. Miller Applauds $3.1 Million Grant to Blue Water Community Action for Head Start...

U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) applauded the announcement by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Head Start to grant Blue Water Community Action (BWCA), $3,134,003 over 5 years to continue Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.

Stabenow, Peters Announce $765,000 for Detroit River and Rouge River Habitat Restoration

Michigan's U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both members of the Great Lakes Task Force, today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is awarding $765,605 to fund habitat restoration projects for the Detroit River and Rouge River Areas of Concern (AOC).

Marquette County receives $566,400 for rehabilitation of Mather Inn

Residents in search of walkable and affordable downtown living in Ishpeming will find new options on the upper floors of the former Mather Inn. Twelve affordable rental units will be created using a Community Development Block Grant awarded to Marquette County by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

New Consumers Energy Bill Provides Easy-to-Understand Information for Michigan Homes, Businesses

Consumers Energy is providing a new, more streamlined bill for its customers, which is being sent by mail and email this week to households and businesses across Michigan. “We want to make it simple for residents and business owners to understand their bills and easily find and use the information they need,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s vice president and chief customer officer.

City of Jackson and MDOT host public meeting to discuss two-conversion in downtown Jackson

The City of Jackson and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will host a public open house to discuss the proposed two-way conversion on I-94 Business Loop (BL), Louis Glick Highway and Washington Avenue, in downtown Jackson. The public is invited to stop by any time during the two-hour meeting to learn more about the proposal and provide comments.

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $4 Million Grant for University of Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will receive $3,978,545 for research into the conservation of estuaries and the potential impacts water quality degradation, habitat loss, and climate change may have on estuary ecosystems. The funding comes from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Urban and Community Forestry Program grants available

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the availability of applications for the 2015 DNR Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program. The grants are funded through the U.S. Forest Service’s State and Private Forestry Program.

Consumers Energy Moving to Develop Renewable Energy with Community Solar Program in Michigan

Consumers Energy is moving forward with plans to add new sources of renewable energy in Michigan, launching its community solar program called Solar Gardens

Michigan International Speedway Named as Consumers Energy’s Green Generation Customer of the Year

Consumers Energy today honored Michigan International Speedway for its commitment to renewable energy, naming Michigan’s largest racetrack as its Green Generation Customer of the Year.

DEQ awards grants to protect Michigan’s Great Lakes coasts

The DEQ’s Office of the Great Lakes recently awarded more than $700,000 in grants to support coastal projects in several local communities. The federal grant funds came from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to provide technical and financial assistance to local units of government for creative coastal projects

MPSC Approves Settlement Agreement Revising Indiana Michigan Power Company’s Cost Allocation and Rate Design...

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today approved a settlement agreement authorizing Indiana Michigan Power Company (I & M) to revise its existing cost allocation methods and rate design methods. The proceeding was required under Public Act 169 of 2014.


New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.


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