Senators Stabenow and Levin announce federal support for Grand Traverse Band

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will receive a $25,000 federal grant to boost fire operations and safety, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced.

"Our firefighters provide critical services to communities across Northern Michigan," Stabenow said. "This support will help make sure that our first responders have the resources they need to protect the public."

"Our emergency first responders put their lives on the line every day for us, so they deserve our full support, and this federal assistance will help the Grand Traverse Band serve its community," Levin said.

The competitive grants come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants. The grant program is designed to help local emergency agencies obtain firefighting equipment, pay for training, modify facilities or for other purposes to increase firefighting capacity.