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.

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.

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).

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

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.

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

Saginaw Downtown Development Authority awarded cleanup grant for new farmers market

The grant will pay for investigations to determine the extent of contamination, disposal of contaminated soil, capping, and partial building demolition. The existing Saginaw Farmers Market will relocate to the project site, located at S. Water Street and S. Washington Avenue. The former Saginaw News building will host an indoor farmers market, food hub, commercial kitchen space, ballroom and conference space, and offices.

NR director grants limited ORV use at Bewabic State Park

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh has issued an order approving off-road vehicle use atBewabic State Park in Iron County, the fifth Michigan state park where ORV use has been approved since 2009. Creagh announced his decision at Thursday’s meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission in Lansing.

Consumers Energy Makes $100,000 Available in Grants to Support Tree Planting in Michigan Communities

Consumers Energy is offering $100,000 in grants to Michigan communities this year to plant trees, an effort to encourage responsible tree planting and sustainable urban forests in communities across the state.

New water quality testing to begin at Michigan beaches

Michigan will become the first state to monitor beaches using a new, rapid testing method for water quality to quickly address potential public health concerns and keep people safe

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Reed City Police Department to Buy New Bulletproof Vests...

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Reed City Police Department in Osceola County. This funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country. The $13,000 grant will be used to help purchase bulletproof vests for police officers and upgrade their emergency communications system

MPSC Grants Licenses to Eligo Energy MI, LLC as an Alternative Electric Supplier and...

The company, which applied for licenses on Dec. 19 and Dec. 22, 2014, is a privately-held, wholly-owned subsidiary of Eligo Energy, LLC, headquartered in Chicago. Today's orders direct the company to notify the Commission staff in writing of the address of its yet-to-be-established Michigan office prior to engaging in any marketing activity

Stabenow, Peters Announce Green Infrastructure Grant for Muskegon

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters, member of the Great Lakes Task Force today applauded the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative announcement to allocate $110,448 to the City of Muskegon to fund green infrastructure projects. The City of Muskegon plans to use the grant to install one constructed wetland, two rain gardens, and one bioswale to help the community prevent the discharge of more than 5 million gallons of untreated stormwater into Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan each year

Senator Stabenow Announces $1.5 Million for Manistee Water Project

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for Filer Township in Manistee County. The $1,500,000 grant will be used to support necessary improvements to the community's wastewater system. This investment is part of Senator Stabenow's 2014 Farm Bill, which increased funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Water and Environmental programs.

DEQ awards 10 water quality grants

The DEQ today announced grants totaling almost $3.1 million to improve water quality in Michigan lakes and streams. These grants will help restore impaired waters and protect high-quality waters by reducing nonpoint sources of sediment, nutrients and other contaminants


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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