grants http://michiganradio.org en Kevyn Orr plans to hire a group to manage federal grant money http://michiganradio.org/post/kevyn-orr-plans-hire-group-manage-federal-grant-money <p>Detroit's emergency manager Kevyn Orr is looking to hire a group to oversee Detroit's federal grant money.</p><p>This comes at the same time that federal officials are searching for ways to offer more aid to Detroit.</p><p>Orr went to Washington D.C. earlier this month to visit with Michigan Senator Carl Levin &nbsp;and some economists to get ideas about which grants programs would be best for the city.</p><p>Detroit News Washington Bureau Chief David Shepardson <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130813/METRO01/308130020/">reported on this</a> in today's Detroit News, and he joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:25:31 +0000 Stateside Staff 13960 at http://michiganradio.org Kevyn Orr plans to hire a group to manage federal grant money Growing Michigan’s independent music scene http://michiganradio.org/post/growing-michigan-s-independent-music-scene <p>An organization in Ann Arbor is providing independent musicians with tools and experience to help develop their careers as musicians.&nbsp; The event is called<a href="http://www.neutral-zone.org/events/1023/freshwater-musicon"> “Fresh Water Musicon”</a> and it happens Saturday, September 22.</p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:44:24 +0000 Kyle Norris 9108 at http://michiganradio.org Growing Michigan’s independent music scene EPA accepting Great Lakes grant applications http://michiganradio.org/post/epa-accepting-great-lakes-grant-applications <p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will award $20 million in grants this year for projects to help the Great Lakes.</p><p>EPA officials recently invited states, cities, Indian tribes, universities and nonprofit groups to apply for the grants, which will come from money Congress appropriated under the Obama administration&#39;s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.</p><p>The projects will focus on issues such as invasive species, toxic pollution and runoff from farms and cities.</p> Sat, 21 Apr 2012 18:13:50 +0000 The Associated Press 7137 at http://michiganradio.org EPA accepting Great Lakes grant applications Detroit's MOCAD, Heidelberg receive grants for community arts projects http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-mocad-heidelberg-receive-grants-community-arts-projects <p>Two Detroit arts organizations are one step closer to turning their artistic visions into reality.</p><p><a href="http://www.lincnet.net/">Leveraging Investments in Creativity</a> (LINC), a national arts organization, awarded $50,000 to the <a href="http://www.heidelberg.org/">Heidelberg Project</a> in Detroit, and $100,000 to the <a href="http://www.mocadetroit.org/">Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit </a>(MOCAD).</p><p>Heidelberg will use the money to build an outdoor public art project on Detroit&rsquo;s east side. MOCAD will use the money to create an outdoor space for art and community engagement. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 22:13:54 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 1332 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit's MOCAD, Heidelberg receive grants for community arts projects