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Pittsfield Township

Pittsfield Township is providing 50-thousand dollars in grant funding to help small businesses struggling during the coronavirus crisis.


Derek Mueller

Eastern Michigan University is providing additional grant funding to graduate students looking to take online courses this summer.

 

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A state board has approved $20 million in grants and loans to help small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.  As Rick Pluta tells us, the money is largely directed toward businesses ordered to shut down or scale back their operations. 


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Joan Marcus

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts in our community.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and special guest Chrisstina Hamilton from the Penny Stamps Speaker Series, who outlines a number of unique theatre events they have planned for the new year.


Mary Thiefels

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local visual arts community.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and the art coordinator at the Kerrytown Concert House, Nancy Wolfe, about a visual arts exhibit currently on display there.


Computer
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A state grant program is trying to get internet companies interested in offering high-speed services in rural Michigan.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


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The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has awarded $300,000 to the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority
 


Classroom
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Three school districts in the state are getting some extra help. 


Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development is currently offering mini grants of up to $10,000 to non-profit groups. 


Grant approved for new Main street project.