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09.17.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $3 Million in Support for Michigan Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Public Health Institute will receive $1,408,797 to provide smoke detectors and develop online fire prevention tools for Michigan schools. The Fire Department Safety Officers Association will also receive $1,500,000 in federal funding to support community fire prevention education and training. These federal funds come from the Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention and Safety Gr… Continue Reading


09.17.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $20.8 Million in Funding for Detroit Metro Airport

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Debbie Stabenow Gary Peters (MI) announced the Wayne County Airport Authority will receive $20,860,485 in federal funding for Detroit Metro Airport. The funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be used for taxiway reconstruction. "Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for Michigan tourism, commerce, and economic development," said Senator Stabenow. "This grant is an important investment in the infrastructure of Det… Continue Reading


09.16.21

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Extension of Health Care Coverage for Flint Children, Pregnant Women

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced that the Biden Administration will extend Medicaid eligibility for thousands of pregnant women and children in Flint. This announcement follows years of work by the three lawmakers to bring health care to Flint residents to address the long-term health impacts of lead exposure. In 2016, Stabenow, Pete… Continue Reading


09.16.21

Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Extension of Health Care Coverage for Flint Children, Pregnant Women

WASHINGTON-Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced that the Biden Administration will extend Medicaid eligibility for thousands of pregnant women and children in Flint. This announcement follows years of work by the three lawmakers to bring health care to Flint residents to address the long-term health impacts of lead exposure. In 2016, Stabenow, Pete… Continue Reading


09.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce $41,500 in Funding for Keweenaw Bay Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) announced $41,500 in federal funding has been awarded to the Keweenaw Bay Fire Department to recruit and retain additional personnel. This funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will he… Continue Reading


09.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce $19,350 in Funding for Comstock Township Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced $19,350 in federal funding has been awarded to Comstock Township to recruit and retain additional personnel. This funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help the Comstock Tow… Continue Reading


09.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $4,447,000 in Funding for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced $4,447,072 in federal funding has been awarded to three fire departments in Southeast Michigan to recruit and retain additional personnel. This funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The following municipalities will receive funding: Huron Township: $656,800 Oakland County Fire Authority: $541,944 Shelby Township:… Continue Reading


09.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce $1,468,390 in Funding for Jackson Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced $1,468,390 in federal funding has been awarded to the City of Jackson's fire department to recruit and retain additional personnel. This funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources wil… Continue Reading


09.10.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $425,000 in Funding for Northern Michigan Fire Chiefs Association

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced $424,791 in federal funding has been awarded to the Northern Michigan Fire Chiefs Association, which represents fire departments across northern Michigan. The grant will be used to recruit and retain additional personnel. This funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to prot… Continue Reading


09.09.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce $125 Million in Federal Funding to Spur Economic Growth, Increase Access to Capital

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) has awarded $125 million in total funding to Michigan to spur investment and economic growth in low-income urban and rural communities across the state. Cinnaire New Markets LLC will receive $60 million, while Michigan Community Capital will receive $65 million through the New Markets Tax Credit Program. "The COVI… Continue Reading


09.09.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $2,430,000 in Funding for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that the Village of Beverly Hills, the Northville Township Fire Department, Commerce Township, the Huron Township Fire Department and Redford Township will receive federal funding to improve operations and safety. Beverly Hills will receive $608,163 for self-containing breathing apparatuses to provide assistance in communities across Oakland County. Commerce Township will receive $1,501,818 to upgrade critical sa… Continue Reading


09.08.21

Stabenow, Peters Urge Administration to Approve Request for Emergency Highway Funding After Severe Flooding in Michigan

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today urged the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to approve the State of Michigan's request for emergency funding after severe weather in June caused catastrophic flooding and other impacts in Wayne, Washtenaw, Huron, and Ionia counties. In their letter, the senators expressed their support for the Michigan Department of Transportation's request seeking $1.7 million to repair federal-aid highways in the affected areas, as well as $50 m… Continue Reading


09.03.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $182,000 in Funding for Mercy EMS in Calumet

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that Mercy EMS in Calumet will receive $182,133 in federal funding to improve operations and safety. This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. "Our first responders put their lives on the line to protect our families and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help keep the public safe and give our first responders the equipm… Continue Reading


09.03.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $73,000 in Funding for Northern Bay Ambulance in Pinconning

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that Northern Bay Ambulance in Pinconning will receive $73,670 in federal funding to improve operations and safety. This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. "Our first responders put their lives on the line to protect our families and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will help keep the public safe and give our first respon… Continue Reading


09.03.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $680,000 in Funding for Long Lake Township Fire-Rescue, Charlton Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that Long Lake Township Fire-Rescue and the Charlton Township Fire Department will receive federal funding to improve operations and safety. Long Lake Township Fire-Rescue will receive $598,181 for self-containing breathing apparatuses and air supply equipment to provide assistance for communities across Grand Traverse County, and the Charlton Township Fire Department will receive $82,428. This funding comes from the Federal Emerg… Continue Reading


09.03.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $156,000 in Funding for Clinton Area Ambulance Service Authority, Meridian Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that the Clinton Area Ambulance Service Authority and Meridian Township Fire Department will receive federal funding to improve operations and safety. Clinton Area Ambulance Service Authority will receive $112,454 for new ambulance load systems, and the Meridian Township Fire Department will receive $43,819. This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. … Continue Reading


09.03.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $209,000 in Funding for Wayland Area Ambulance Service, Comstock Township Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced that the Wayland Area Ambulance Service and Comstock Township Fire Department will receive federal funding to improve operations and safety. The Wayland Area Ambulance Service will receive $174,615 to replace outdated equipment, and the Comstock Township Fire Department will receive $34,870. This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. "Our firefighters… Continue Reading


09.02.21

Peters & Stabenow Urge President Biden to Authorize Additional Disaster Assistance Resources for Southeast Michigan

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Debbie Stabenow (MI) are calling on President Biden to grant an updated request from Governor Whitmer to provide additional assistance for communities in Southeast Michigan that are still recovering from severe flooding that occurred in late June. President Biden previously approved a Major Disaster declaration for Washtenaw and Wayne Counties, but additional damage assessments have shown th… Continue Reading


09.02.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $300,000 in Support for West Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Grand Rapids Fire Department will receive $284,322 and the Benton Harbor Fire Department will receive $23,809 in federal funding for fire prevention and safety. These federal funds come from the Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FP&S) Program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new res… Continue Reading


09.02.21

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $40,000 in Support for Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Hamtramck Fire Department will receive $14,667 and the Rochester Fire Department will receive $25,238 in federal funding for fire prevention and safety. These federal funds come from the Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FP&S) Program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources w… Continue Reading

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