Central Michigan University has received a five-million dollar grant to help expand STEM programs.
The donation from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation will help create more science, technology, engineering and math programs, also known as STEM, for children ages 10 to 15. Continue reading →
A central Michigan organization has been awarded a federal grant to help restore the Great Lakes and its watersheds.
The Saginaw Bay Conservation and Development Center was awarded a $30,000 grant to work on the Cass River. Work will focus on things like streambank stabilization, fish habitat restoration and sediment reduction. Continue reading →
Construction will begin soon on a new year-round farmers market in the City of Harrison.
The Clare County community was awarded nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to build a permanent farmers market. Right now, the market utilizes tents set up in a downtown parking lot. Continue reading →
The Saginaw police are planning to use the summer months to reconnect with city youth and continue work on lowering the city’s crime rates.
To that end, police are beginning to tap into a 174 thousand dollar grant through Project Safe Neighborhood.
“What we plan on to use the grant for is to basically re-engage with youth, within the school system. To put school resource officers back into the schools on a part time basis, here in the city of Saginaw,” said Robert Ruth, the Chief of Police in Saginaw. Working with children; trying to re-engage with them.”
Ruth says the department also plans to use the money to increase enforcement in the streets by targeting gun and gang violence.
The funding comes from a $500 thousand grant aimed at reducing gun and gang violence in the city, given by the US Department of Justice Safe Neighborhoods project.
The Michigan DNR has awarded one-and-a-quarter million dollars to 7 projects through its Aquatic Habitat Grant Program.
Friends of the Shiawassee received the single largest donation, $365-thousand, for their dam removal project.
Gary Burk is the Board Director for the Friends, he says the project is important for a number of reasons.
“We were actually approached by the State as to whether we could be a local agency to help direct grant dollars and project management for the removal of that dam. There’s a number of reasons for the removal. It’s a deteriorated structure, and we’d like to restore connectivity to the river. Plus, there have been some drownings at the dam.”
For a full list of the projects that were awarded grant money from the DNR visit their website here.
The USDA is set to provide 1.2 billion dollars over five years to the Regional Conservation Partnership Program in order to improve water quality and wildlife habitats in the Great Lakes basin. Continue reading →
One-point-two million dollars in grant money is being awarded to organizations to implement new parenting programs. Experts say violence against children can be caused by parenting issues. Continue reading →