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09.12.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $300,000 in Fire Prevention Funding for Grand Rapids Fire Department

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced Grand Rapids Fire Department will receive $347,781 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program to expand local fire prevention programs in residential areas of Grand Rapids and provide smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. "Investing in local fire prevention efforts goes a long way toward saving lives during emergencies," said Senator Peters. "With this funding, the Grand Rapids Fire… Continue Reading


09.08.17

ICYMI: Stabenow Holds Six Workforce Discussions across State, Highlights Great Lakes Restoration Success Stories

Throughout the month of August, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) held a series of workforce discussions focused on how to better fill the demand for skilled workers in Michigan and provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don't choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs. The six discussions with business and labor leaders, as well as parents, students, and educators, were held at the Detroit Electrical Indu… Continue Reading


09.08.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Maple Rapids Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $94,000 for the Maple Rapids Fire Department to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Maple Rapids put their lives on the line to protect our families and homes," said Senator Stabenow. "Thanks to these new resources, these brave men and women will have the equipment they need to help them do their jobs more safely an… Continue Reading


09.08.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Two Upper Peninsula Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $150,701 for two fire departments in the Upper Peninsula to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. The Kingsford Public Safety Department will receive a $51,979 grant. The Marquette Township Fire and Rescue Department will receive a $98,722 grant. "Our firefighters and first responders in the Upper Peninsula put their lives on the lin… Continue Reading


09.08.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1.1 Million in Support for West Michigan Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $1,159,525 for fire departments in West Michigan to help purchase equipment. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. The Bronson Fire Department will receive a $218,264 grant. The Burlington Township Fire Department will receive an $80,917 grant. The Charter Township Department of Comstock Fire & Rescue will receive an $860,344 regional grant. "Our firefig… Continue Reading


09.07.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $680,000 for Chippewa County International Airport

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that Chippewa County International Airport in Sault Ste. Marie will receive a $689,269 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund the construction of replacement runway lighting systems, runway rehabilitation, an approach survey to identify existing obstructions to runway approaches, and an update to the Airports Geographic Information System data. "Chippewa County International Airport is a critical source for l… Continue Reading


09.01.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $1,600,000 in Support of Southeast Michigan Fire Departments

- U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that two fire departments in Southeast Michigan will receive $1,603,144 in funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program to help recruit and hire new firefighters. Redford Township Fire Department is receiving $1,446,584 to hire six new full time firefighters and Armada Township Fire Department is getting $156,560 to recruit new on-call firefighters. "Fi… Continue Reading


09.01.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Investment in Fire Prevention for West Michigan

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced E.S.C.A.P.E. Inc., a fire safety educational organization in Kalamazoo, will receive $23,334 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program to purchase and install 10-year long-life battery sealed smoke alarms and provide fire safety education to West Michigan children and families. "Providing communities with fire safety training and reliable smoke alarms will ensure that Michigand… Continue Reading


09.01.17

Senator Stabenow Highlights Great Lakes Restoration Success Stories Across Michigan, Importance of Federal Funding

This month, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is highlighting Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) success stories throughout Michigan and the importance of federal funding to protect our lakes and waterways. Stabenow today joined the City of Ishpeming, Marquette County and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to celebrate the Partridge Creek Diversion Project that was critical to Deer Lake receiving a clean bill of health in 2014. Stabenow authored the GLRI in 2010 and is leading the bi… Continue Reading


09.01.17

Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Fire and Rescue Department

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Fire and Rescue Department will receive $193,816 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program to help hire two new full-time firefighter EMTs. "The community depends on the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Fire and Rescue Department to protect their homes, businesses and loved ones duri… Continue Reading


09.01.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Statewide Series of Workforce Discussions in Marquette

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today continued her week-long series of workforce discussions across Michigan at Northern Michigan University's Jacobetti Complex in Marquette. The discussion focused on how to better fill the demand for skilled workers in Michigan and provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don't choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs. Stabenow met with local business and labor leaders, North… Continue Reading


09.01.17

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Munising

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Munising as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at VanLandschoot & Sons Fish Market, Muldoons Pasties and the Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises. Stabenow's tour has included over 110 stops in communities across the state including Eaton Rapids, Coldwater, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, East Tawas, Alpena, Three Rivers, Fenton, Marshall, Big Rapids, Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, Bang… Continue Reading


08.31.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Statewide Series of Workforce Discussions in Traverse City

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today continued her week-long series of workforce discussions across Michigan at Northwestern Michigan College's Hagerty Center in Traverse City. The discussion focused on how to better fill the demand for skilled workers in Michigan and provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don't choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs. Stabenow met with local business and labor leaders, Nor… Continue Reading


08.31.17

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1.1 Million for Charlevoix Municipal Airport

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the City of Charlevoix will receive $1,176,592 to rehabilitate runways at Charlevoix Municipal Airport. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration as a part of the Runway Incursion Mitigation Program. "This investment will make travelling to and from Northern Michigan safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage bus… Continue Reading


08.30.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Statewide Series of Workforce Discussions in Grand Rapids

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow continued her week-long series of workforce discussions across Michigan at the Kent Career Tech Center in Grand Rapids. The discussion focused on how to better fill the demand for skilled workers in Michigan and provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don't choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs. Stabenow met with local business and labor leaders, Grand Rapids Community Colleg… Continue Reading


08.30.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Statewide Series of Workforce Discussions in Perry

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow continued her week-long series of workforce discussions across Michigan at the Michigan Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Institute in Perry. The discussion focused on how to better fill the demand for skilled workers in Michigan and provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don't choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs. Stabenow met with local business and labor leaders, Lans… Continue Reading


08.29.17

Senator Stabenow Continues Statewide Series of Workforce Discussions in Flint

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today continued her week-long series of workforce discussions across Michigan at Mott Community College's Regional Technology Center in Flint. The discussion focused on how to better fill the demand for skilled workers in Michigan and provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don't choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs. Stabenow met with local business and labor leaders, Mott C… Continue Reading


08.29.17

Senator Stabenow Kicks Off Series of Workforce Discussions Across Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today kicked off a week-long series of workforce discussions across Michigan at the Detroit Electrical Industry Training Center in Warren. The discussion focused on how to better fill the demand for skilled workers in Michigan and provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don't choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs. Stabenow met with local business and labor leaders, Macomb Com… Continue Reading


08.28.17

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $300,000 Investment to Protect Against Harmful Algae Blooms in Lake Erie

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the Great Lakes Observing System Regional Association will receive $309,305 to help prevent the spread of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The grant comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Ocean Technology Transition Program. The Great Lakes Observing System Regional Association is based in Ann Arbor and works to enhance the ability to collect, deliver and use data on the Great Lakes. "The algae blooms in … Continue Reading


08.24.17

Senator Stabenow Tours Small Businesses in Midland

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow met with business owners in Midland as part of her small business tour across the state. Stabenow met with business owners at Live Oak Coffeehouse, Coyer Candle Co., and Heather 'n Holly. Stabenow's tour has included over 110 stops in communities across the state including Eaton Rapids, Coldwater, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, East Tawas, Alpena, Three Rivers, Fenton, Marshall, Big Rapids, Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, Bangor, South Haven, St. Johns, Lapeer… Continue Reading

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