The grants are called home visitation grants. They were awarded to 15 intermediate school districts.
Bill DiSessa is the spokesperson for the Michigan department of Education.
He said the grants will help young children get extra attention to prepare them for school.
“ We’re talking about young children before they get into the K-12 system. To get them an early head start if you will on learning. And with research showing the positive result that can come at that- at such an early start. “
DiSessa said grants have been awarded in districts including Saginaw and Ingham county.
The funding is expected to help 600 families prepare kids for school.
The Office of the Great Lakes awarded just over $927,000 to 15 organizations for coastal projects.
Two million dollars in federal money has been awarded to two airports in northern and central Michigan.
The Cherry Capital Airport in Grand Traverse County received one-and-a-half-million. MBS International Airport in Saginaw County received half a million.
The money comes from the Federal Aviation Administration.
More than $450,000 worth of grants have been distributed to organizations in Grand Traverse County.
$50,000 of the grant money from the Rotary Charities of Traverse City has been earmarked for upkeep at a community pool.
Lawmakers say they’re hopeful a software company’s move into downtown Flint could be a catalyst for more growth.
Bay County received a $350,000 grant to battle the invasive species Phragmites in the Saginaw Bay.
The grant will be used for a 2-year project to control and remove the invasives, and educate the community on the species.
The state on Monday, August 7th, announced more than $700,000 in grants aimed at supporting coastal projects across Michigan.
Central Michigan University received the largest single amount at $100,000.
A public / private investment will fund three road improvement projects in Huron and Lapeer counties this year, that will help several area businesses expand their operations.
The improvements will allow three companies to expand, creating 135 new full time jobs.
The airport serving northeast lower Michigan is planning to build a new passenger terminal that would be triple the size of its current facility.
Alpena County Regional Airport is currently applying for grants with MDOT and the FAA, that would pay design and construction costs.
In the eyes of a traditional high school senior, the new year means it’s time to apply to their favorite schools… but what they may not know is it’s also time to apply for financial aid to keep them there.
Leftover grant money from the state will allow the city of Cadillac to beef up a popular tourist area.
The MEDC has distributed more than one million dollars in grants to five Michigan communities through leftover funds and other grants that failed to materialize in recent years.
Park visitors in Charlevoix, Clare and Roscommon Counties may be seeing some changes to playgrounds next year.
Schools may have a tough time finding funding for supplies and programs, but two schools in northern Michigan are receiving some helpful grants – thanks to local youth.
Students at Wolverine Community Schools and Mackinaw City Public Schools can look forward to ipads, books and assemblies thanks to the actions of other students.
Members in the Youth Advisory Council, or YAC, chose how they wanted to help other youth in their communities.
Almost a dozen counties hit by strong winter weather now have the opportunity to apply for millions in infrastructure grant money.
Cold weather this past winter was strong enough to damage water and sewer mains for some areas of northern Michigan.
Officials said $6 million in grants are available to help eligible communities through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Provided by the Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation
Water conservation organizations across the state have millions in new money to work with this summer.
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