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Gov. Whitmer Announces $13.4 Million in AmeriCorps Funding to Meet Local Needs, Strengthen Communities

Michigan Business Network
July 4, 2022 7:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – Last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Michigan Community Service Commission will receive $13.4 million in federal funds to support over 1,100 Michigan AmeriCorps members who work hand in hand with organizations across the state to help communities tackle their toughest challenges. 

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Gov. Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Package Expanding Community Access to Water Infrastructure Funding

Michigan Business Network
July 1, 2022 11:00 AM

Bipartisan water package readies communities to harness federal infrastructure dollars   

LANSING, Mich. – Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 5890, 5891, and 5892 to expand access to clean, safe water for Michigan communities.   

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Peters & Portman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Protect Americans

Michigan Business Network
July 1, 2022 8:00 AM

from Weapons of Mass Destruction and Improve Health Security at DHS

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to significantly enhance the federal government’s ability to detect, recognize, and evaluate threats from weapons of mass destruction, which include chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons.

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Gov. Whitmer, Legislative Leaders Joint Statement on Budget Deal

Michigan Business Network
July 1, 2022 7:00 AM

Governor, legislative leaders, budget director celebrate balanced, bipartisan budget that does not raise taxes by a dime delivered on time   

LANSING, Mich. — Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, State Budget Director Chris Harkins, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, and Speaker of the House Jason Wentworth issued the following statements after reaching a deal on the State of Michigan’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget

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Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians Applauds Michigan Senate for Resolution on Federal Recognition

Michigan Business Network
June 30, 2022 6:00 PM

Rights to health care, housing and education assistance are among those provided to the tribe with federal recognition

LANSING, Mich. – The Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians is applauding the Michigan Senate for approving a resolution urging the U.S. Department of the Interior to approve the tribe’s petition for federal recognition.

Introduced by Sen. Mark Huizenga, R-Walker, Senate Resolution 151 states that federal recognition is needed to provide Grand River Bands members rights to health care, housing, and education assistance, as well as other resources, that are provided to federally recognized tribes.

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MCAN | Michigan College Access Network Receives Nearly $1.9 Million for AmeriCorps Programs

Michigan Business Network
June 30, 2022 4:00 PM

Funding will support AdviseMI, MSU College Advising Corps and College Completion Corps 

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the Michigan Community Service Commission will receive $13.4 million in federal funds to support over 1,100 Michigan AmeriCorps members. Included in that funding is nearly $1.9 million for programs overseen by Michigan College Access Network — $1,268,838 for AdviseMI and MSU College Advising Corps, and $612,624 for College Completion Corps.

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MDARD | Governor Whitmer Signs Food and Agriculture Legislation Boosting Michigan’s Economy

Michigan Business Network
June 30, 2022 3:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. - Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of bills supporting Michigan’s agriculture economy by offering certificates of free sale from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), which empower Michigan’s food and agriculture businesses to export their products. This brings the total number of bi-partisan bills signed by Governor Whitmer to 878.

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Gov. Whitmer Announces 2,600 Michigan Businesses to Receive Support Through Growing MI Business Program

Michigan Business Network
June 30, 2022 11:00 AM

More Than $105 Million Awarded to Help Provide Relief and Continue Economic Growth    

LANSING, Mich. – Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer awarded more than $105 million to 2,600 Michigan businesses for economic growth as a part of the Growing MI Business Grant Program. 

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SBA | New SBA Rule Increases Small Business Eligibility

Michigan Business Network
June 30, 2022 10:00 AM

Delaney Sexton Contributing Editor

The SBA issued a final rule adopting changes to small business size standards calculations and will become effective on July 6, 2022.

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Gov. Whitmer Delivers $1,000 Bonuses to Nearly 38,000 Childcare Professional

Michigan Business Network
June 30, 2022 8:00 AM

5,500+ childcare providers receiving $368 million in grants to provide $1,000 staff bonuses and keep childcare facilities open for Michigan families     

LANSING, Mich. -- Tuesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer continued her commitment to expand access to quality, affordable childcare for Michigan families by awarding $368 million in grants to childcare programs across the state.

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