U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he’s ready to start funding a light rail passenger line and fast bus lines in the Detroit area if state and regional officials can finally work together on ending the metro area’s status as the nation’s largest without mass transit.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says more than $2.6 million in grants are being awarded to help improve water quality at Great Lakes beaches in Michigan and Wisconsin.
Flint’s Kettering University Monday announced the largest gift in the school’s history – a $15.5 million grant from the Mott Foundation.
The mayor of Taylor will not be going to jail for contempt of court, after changing his mind and accepting an $8.1 million grant that will allow the city to hire back 32 laid off fire fighters.
A federal grant will allow Detroit to keep more than 100 firefighters scheduled to be laid off.
A proposed passenger rail system running from downtown Detroit to the city’s New Center area won’t get a $25 million grant that supporters were seeking, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek has awarded the Michigan Medical Device Accelerator in Kalamazoo a $400,000 grant to stimulate medical device idea generation and jobs creation throughout the region and state.
Two University of Michigan population ecologists have been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a five-year study that will try to explain the changing patterns of whooping cough outbreaks, using records from several countries spanning more than 70 years.
Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, an agency with offices in Ann Arbor and Detroit aiming to help nonprofits manage themselves more effectively, announced it had received a $75,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation.
A grant from the NCAA will kick off a groundbreaking, long-term study of concussion and other head injuries among athletes, led by University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues around the country.