Legislative Link
August 23, 2011
Save the Date

Trinity of Management Training
With Ernesto Sirolli
September 7-9, 2011

Going into Labor – The Essentials of Michigan’s New Labor Laws
September 22, 2011

League Convention
October 4-7, Grand Rapids

The Buzz

Snyder targets $800M biz tax: Communities want plan if personal property tax dies
Crain's, August 14, 2011

What's New

Michigan NSP2 a National Model for Strategic Partnerships for Change
Center for Community Progress,

Planners Seek Help In Envisioning a Better Future for Ecorse
Detroit Free Press, August 15, 2011

Grants & Projects

Wood Energy Preliminary Assessment Grants

Michigan Humanities Council Grants/Events

MI Housing Community Development Funds

Federal Brownfield Funding

Related Links

RFP Sharing Service

21c3 Website

League’s PA 312 Webpage

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps


Governor Rick Snyder to Speak at League Convention in in Grand Rapids  snyder

The Michigan Municipal League is pleased to announce that Governor Rick Snyder will attend our Annual Convention taking place in October in Grand Rapids. This is great news for the 400 to 500 municipal officials expected to attend our Convention Oct. 5-7 during ArtPrize in Grand Rapids because it gives them a chance to personally hear from the governor about the many changes taking place in Lansing under his leadership.   MORE>

State Affairs Update

capitolEVIP Grants Available for Cooperative Efforts – The Department of Treasury is making available $5 million in grant funding to cities, villages, townships, and counties that elect to combine government operations. The grants, part of the new Economic Vitality Incentive Program, are meant to offset the costs associated with mergers, inter-local agreements, and cooperative efforts for approved projects that occur on or after October 1, 2011. Grants can also be used to offset up to 25% of a shared service analysis.MORE>

Vendor Presentation Sessions Offer Indepth Tips on Key Municipal Issues

MDOT Announces 2013 Federal Program Application Deadlines

Federal Update
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Michigan Receives Funding for Transportation Projects –The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $9.1 million in grants to Michigan for transportation projects throughout the state. Project awards include rail, highway, bicycle and pedestrian trails as well as a Complete Streets project. The funds are part of $417 million awarded throughout the country. MORE>

Federal Transportation Authorization Action Expected

Firefighter Assistance Grants Available

Michigan Congressmen Camp and Upton Appointed to Deficit Supercommittee

Congress on Recess, Time to Tell Your Story!

Federal Gas Tax Set to Expire

Federal Grant Opportunities

Rural Development Solid Waste Grants Available

21st Century Communities

zeelandMichigan Main Street Program Seeks Communities – This program is now accepting applications from communities for their 2012 Associate Level trainings. The Associate Level is the first step in a three-tier training program in the fundamentals of downtown revitalization. MORE>

Green Communities, Complete Streets Training and Funding Opportunities Available

Fortune Magazine Names “7 Cars That Will Save Detroit”

Michigan Green Communities Invest in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Economic Gardening Workshops

Bicycle Infrastructure and Collaboration Grants Available


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