LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan has received a $5.5 million federal grant to provide meals to children during the summer months.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Department of Education announced Monday that the state is one of eight selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to get 2015 Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children funding.READ MORE: Mayor Duggan Urging Detroiters To Take Advantage Of Auto Insurance Amnesty By Dec. 31
This year, Michigan’s funding will serve more than 40,000 students by providing families with electronic benefit transfer cards to purchase food.READ MORE: Expect More Michigan Police On Roads Following Rise In Fatal Crashes
The state says students getting meals are in school districts including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Bay-Arenac Intermediate, Clare-Gladwin Regional, Midland County Educational, Tuscola Intermediate, Alpena and Houghton-Portage Township.MORE NEWS: FDA Advisers Vote To Recommend Authorization Of Pill To Treat COVID-19
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