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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.

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.

MPSC Approves Settlement Agreement Eliminating Alpena Power Company’s Renewable Energy Monthly Surcharge

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today approved a settlement agreement authorizing Alpena Power Company to implement its renewable energy plan. Because the utility purchases its required renewable energy credits from Consumers Energy Company, which has reduced its renewable energy surcharge to zero, Alpena Power Company will also reduce its monthly surcharge to zero, effective July 1

Michigan’s hardest hit families have received $241M worth of assistance since 2010

Michigan native Dean Franchi was a step behind in 2012 and at risk of losing the only home his five children had ever known when he discovered Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s Step Forward Program.

Dingell Announces Grant for Packard Health to Open New Health Center in Ypsilanti &...

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that Packard Health of Ann Arbor will receive a $541,667 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to open a new health center in Ypsilanti and provide health care services at the Delonis Center Homeless Shelter in Ann Arbor. The grant was awarded through the New Access Point program, which seeks to expand access to primary care for underserved communities.

Michigan’s hardest hit families have received $241M worth of assistance since 2010

Michigan native Dean Franchi was a step behind in 2012 and at risk of losing the only home his five children had ever known when he discovered Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s Step Forward Program.

Invitation to Apply – Positions Available on Various Boards and Committees

The City of Traverse City is seeking volunteers who are interested in serving on various boards and committees. Positions are available on the City Planning Commission, Housing Commission, and the Brown Bridge Advisory Committee

MSHDA allocates $155,000 to fund local homeownership opportunities

Two Chippewa County homebuyers will receive help to purchase and rehabilitate their new homes through a MSHDA HOME grant awarded to the Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action Agency Human Resource Authority, Inc

Stabenow, Peters Applaud Support for Seven Michigan Projects to Protect, Restore Great Lakes Habitats

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded the announcement that seven projects in Michigan will receive $2.3 million to restore coastal wetland habitats and protect water quality in the Great Lakes region. This funding, which is administered to the Sustain Our Great Lakes program by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, will be used to reduce sediment runoff, control invasive species, and protect and restore wetland habitats

Senators Stabenow, Peters Introduce Bill to Recognize Historical Great Lakes Areas as National Marine...

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today introduced bipartisan legislation to recognize historically significant underwater areas in the Great Lakes as National Marine Sanctuaries, which would increase tourism and boost Michigan's economy. The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Assessment Act would build on the success of Thunder Bay in Alpena, which was designated in 2000 as the only freshwater marine sanctuary in the country.

Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on GM Investment in Flint

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today issued the following statement after it was announced that General Motors will invest $877 million in the Flint Assembly Plant. “Flint is the birthplace of General Motors and we are proud to have them invest in our community. GM’s new investment means that our workers will continue to build award-winning vehicles right here in Flint to be sold around the world.

Dr. Dan to EPA: Hands Off Northern Michigan Energy

President Obama announced that his Administration has finalized their "Clean Power Plan," an effort to heavily regulate power plants across the country. This plan, which will place emissions caps on already struggling plants, is expected to increase the cost of energy for many Americans. Dr. Benishek released the following statement in response

Rep. Miller says President’s Clean Power Plan Threatens to Roll Back Manufacturing Resurgence

Rep. Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement after the Administration formally announced the roll out of its Clean Power Plan, new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 2030:

The City’s Response to the Heavy Storm Occurring on Sunday, August 2

As you are all aware, on Sunday, August 2nd, in the early evening, a heavy storm swept through the Northern Michigan region causing significant damage in many communities. It has been reported that Traverse City witnessed straight line winds of over 70 mph which caused over 3,000 Traverse City Light and Power customers to lose power and the majority of the City to face fallen trees and large amounts of debris on their property.

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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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Property for Sale: Houses for sale: Property24

Property24.com is South Africa's largest property search portal and is the first place to start your property search! Property24.com lists houses, flats, vacant land...