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09.02.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce over $8 Million in Federal Funds for Airports Across the Upper Peninsula

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $8,702,392 to airports across the Upper Peninsula. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant is supplemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act - which Stabenow and Peters helped enact - to support airports affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Delta County Airport will receive $1,848,736 to install an emergency generator and r… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $800,000 in Support for Fire Departments Across Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $802,314 in support for Fire Departments across Southeast Michigan. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant - COVID-19 Supplemental program, and the Fire Prevention and Safety Grant program. The City of Dearborn Fire Department will receive $90,400 to purchase emergency response equipment, personal protective eq… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $600,000 in Support for the Village of Baraga Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $677,738 for the Village of Baraga Fire Department to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatuses. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Baraga put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will give our first responders the equipment they nee… Continue Reading


08.31.20

Senator Stabenow, Michigan Education Leaders Secure School Meal Flexibilities to Feed Students

LANSING, Mich- U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reversed its decision and will take action to provide healthy meals to students through December 31, 2020. Last week, Senator Stabenow joined State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice and other leaders to urge the USDA to make this change and extend flexibilities that allow Michigan schools to feed children d… Continue Reading


08.27.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $279,000 in Support for the Richland Township Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Richland Township Fire Department will receive $279,631 in federal funding to purchase new equipment and provide training. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Richland Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources w… Continue Reading


08.27.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $250,000 in Support for the City of Yale & Brown City Area Fire Departments

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the City of Yale Fire Department will receive $163,333 and the Brown City Area Fire Department will receive $87,047 in federal funding to purchase new equipment and provide training. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our firefighters in Brown City and Yale put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and c… Continue Reading


08.27.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce $148,571 in Support for Bay Ambulance Inc. in Baraga

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that Bay Ambulance Inc. in Baraga will receive $148,571 in federal funding to purchase new equipment and for operations and safety purposes. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Our first responders in Baraga put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources… Continue Reading


08.25.20

Senator Stabenow Joins Michigan Education Officials to Call for School Meal Flexibility to Feed Children

LANSING, Mich. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, joined Michigan State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice, Michigan State Board of Education President Dr. Casandra Ulbrich, and two local school superintendents to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reverse its decision and take action to provide healthy meals to students for the duration of the school year. "Over 30 million children in Michig… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce $794,754 in Support for the Spring Lake Township Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Spring Lake Township Fire Department will receive $794,754 in federal funding to recruit new staff. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) 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 Spring Lake … Continue Reading


08.20.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $14,000 in Support for the Sherman Township Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Sherman Township Fire Department will receive $14,339 in federal funding to recruit and retain staff. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) 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 Sherman To… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $89,000 in Support for the Luna Pier Fire Department

DETROIT, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Luna Pier Fire Department will receive $89,020 in federal funding to recruit new firefighters. This federal grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) 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 Luna Pier Fire De… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $170,000 in Support for the Ahmeek Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $173,000 for the Ahmeek Fire Department to purchase new vehicles to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Ahmeek put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will give our first responders… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $100,000 in Support for the Charter Township of Haring Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $111,014 for the Charter Township of Haring Fire Department to purchase new equipment and provide training. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will provide critical training and give our first responders t… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $90,000 in Support for Fire Departments Across West Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $96,456 in support for Fire Departments across West Michigan. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. The Charter Township of Comstock Fire Department will receive $70,265 to purchase new equipment and provide training. The Saugatuck Township Fire Department will receive $26,190 to purchase new equipment and provide training. "Our firefighters… Continue Reading


08.20.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $800,000 in Support for Fire Departments Across Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $880,791 in support for Fire Departments across Southeast Michigan. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. The Luna Pier Fire Department will receive $73,333 to purchase new equipment and provide training. The Charter Township of Bloomfield Fire Department will receive $292,220 to purchase new equipment and provide training. The Elk Township Fire … Continue Reading


08.19.20

Senator Stabenow and Congresswoman Slotkin Highlight How the Trump Administration’s Actions to Undermine the Postal Service Are Hurting Michigan Families

LANSING - Today, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) held a press conference outside a U.S. Post Office in Lansing to highlight the Trump Administration's actions to undermine the U.S. Postal Service. Yesterday, the Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, said some changes will be suspended until after the election but stopped short of permanently ending these harmful policies. "The President admitted to sabotaging the Postal Service - attacking our democracy an… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $61 Million in Funding for the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) will receive $61,757,666 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Stabenow and Peters helped secure this funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will help ensure that SMART will remain operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. SMART is a regional public transportati… Continue Reading


08.14.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $900,000 in Support for the Blackman Charter Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $965,909 for the Blackman Charter Township Fire Department to purchase new equipment and provide training. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Blackman Charter Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will provide critical training a… Continue Reading


08.13.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $100,000 in Support for the Burlington Township Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $110,666 for the Burlington Township Fire Department to purchase new equipment and provide training. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in Burlington Township put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will provide critical training and give our … Continue Reading


08.13.20

Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $500,000 in Support for the Village of Laurium Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $525,142 for the Village of Laurium Fire Department to purchase new equipment and provide training. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "Our firefighters in the Village of Laurium put their lives on the line to protect our families, homes, and communities," said Senator Stabenow. "These new resources will provide critical training and give ou… Continue Reading

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