Legislative Link
August 2, 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

MML Convention
October 4-7, Grand Rapids

The Buzz

Traverse City Joins the Lip Dub Video Craze
You Tube, 7/29/11

What's New

Find Your Community in the League's Music Video!
YouTube, 7/18/11

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 Talks with MLGMA Members in St. Josephsnyder

More than 100 municipal leaders from throughout Michigan as well as several media representatives attended Gov. Rick Snyder’s speech in St. Joseph at the annual Michigan Local Government Management Association's summer conference. For highlights of the governor’s speech, read the League’s Inside 208 blog. Contact Matt Bach, mbach@mml.org. MORE>

State Affairs Update

capitolOfficial Treasury Certification for EVIP/Revenue Sharing Released – The Department of Treasury has made information on the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP) available on their website at www.michigan.gov/treasury Read more at the League’s Inside 208 blog.  Contact Summer Minnick, sminnick@mml.org. MORE>

Michigan Association of Mayors Summer Workshop Registration Now Available!

MDOT Announces 2013 Federal Program Application Deadlines

Federal Update
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Tiger Grants and Rural Communities Webinar A free webinar designed to assist rural communities with preparing to submit applications for the recently announced third round of TIGER grants will be held on Wednesday, August 3, at 2 pm.  In order to participate, interested persons must RSVP by 5 pm on August 2. Read more at the League’s Inside 208 blog.  Contact Arnold Weinfeld, aweinfeld@mml.org. MORE>

Congressional Inaction Shuts Down FAA Projects

Senator Boxer Introduces "MAP-21" Transportation Funding Proposal

Federal Grant Opportunities

Elimination of COPS Program Funding

Transportation Funding Cut 34% Under Proposed House Bill

Homeland Security Budget Slashed

Support CDBG!

Rural Development Solid Waste Grants Available

21st Century Communities

zeelandEconomic Gardening Workshops  – A series of free workshops will be held across the state this September to explore the concepts behind "economic gardening."  These workshops, hosted by the Small Business Association of Michigan, MEDC, MSHDA, and Public Policy Associates will also explore Michigan’s plans for making economic gardening part of the state's overall economic development strategy, as well as discuss how local officials can partner with the state to strengthen support for local growth-oriented companies.  Read more at the League’s 21c3 blog. Contact: Arnold Weinfeld, aweinfeld@mml.org. MORE>

Bicycle Infrastructure and Collaboration Grants Available

Walkability Rankings Published

Transportation, Livability and Public Perceptions

"Third Places" Are For Rural Communities Too!

Sirolli Entrepreneur Training Available



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