CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.
The federal government provides billions in grants, loans and work-study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students each year.
The department says that grants will be awarded to government agencies, Native American tribes, nonprofit groups and individuals on a competitive basis.
Verizon announed this week that it gave $141,000 in grants to Michigan domestic violence shelters and related organizations, and donated 3.4 million minutes of mobile phone service on 1,100 devices during 2012.
The Consumers Energy Foundation announced today that it has awarded a $125,000 grant to support a new literacy program in Jackson County.
Metro Detroit will receive $4.2 million in federal funding to promote affordable housing, fight homelessness and boost the local economy.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awarded 22 grants totaling about $880,000 for projects designed to protect the state’s Great Lakes coasts.
University of Michigan students interested in helping transform Detroit and urban transportation will benefit from two Alcoa Foundation grants totaling $65,000, the University of Michigan announced Wednesday.
The Consumers Energy Foundation announced that it is awarding $1.25 million in grants to 10 community projects as part of the utility’s 125th anniversary celebration.
Michigan State University has received $915,000 grant from the federal government to think up new ways to create jobs in the area.