The action makes available federal funding to those affected in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.
School officials admit they mistakenly missed the deadline, but say they plan to accommodate the thousands of students by expanding its state-funded pre-K program.
An early Christmas gift to Michigan: the state is awarded millions of dollars in “Race to the Top” federal funding.
The effectiveness of a long-term plan to heal the ailing Great Lakes could be marred by federal spending cuts, which also could make it harder to cope with low water levels that threaten the region’s economy.
Metro Detroit will receive $4.2 million in federal funding to promote affordable housing, fight homelessness and boost the local economy.
Michigan State University says it’s gotten key backing in the fight to retain federal financial support for a $600 million physics research center.
State transportation officials have received more than $28.2 million to build a train station in Dearborn.