Get to Know the Building Michigan Together Plan: The Housing and Community Development Fund
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Get to Know the Building Michigan Together Plan: The Housing and Community Development Fund

In March 2022, the Michigan legislature passed the Building Michigan Together Plan (Senate Bill 565): a $4.6 billion bipartisan bill that will offer substantial investments in the state’s infrastructure, including water, housing, roads, internet access, and parks. This is a historic accomplishment, and will pose the opportunity for organizations across the state to advance equity-driven...

10 Things to Know about Serving with CEDAM’s AmeriCorps
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10 Things to Know about Serving with CEDAM’s AmeriCorps

CEDAM’s AmeriCorps applications are now open! This year, we’re looking for 25 AmeriCorps members to serve at nonprofit organizations statewide. For those interested in nonprofits and community development, this is an invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on experience, make a difference, and serve. Here are some of the top things to know about the program:  You’ll...

Expand your reach by becoming a CEDAM AmeriCorps host site
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Expand your reach by becoming a CEDAM AmeriCorps host site

In the community development space, our work is never done. There is always more we could do: more projects we could take on, more groups with which we could collaborate, more residents, families, and communities we could uplift. And yet, our resources are limited. But a CEDAM AmeriCorps member can help, and we’ve expanded our...

EITC Awareness Day: Renewed bipartisan support for State expansion
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EITC Awareness Day: Renewed bipartisan support for State expansion

Authors: Brian Rakovitis & Madeleine March-Meenagh Today marks the 16th annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) awareness day. On this day, the IRS calls upon organizations across the country to raise awareness about this crucial federal tax credit. As we bring attention to the federal EITC, we want to raise awareness about Michigan’s own state...

CEDAM receives $100,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation
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CEDAM receives $100,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation

The grant will help CEDAM connect Michiganders to critical financial resources and services Lansing, MI – The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) has received a $100,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation supporting CEDAM’s economic inclusion programs. By engaging a diverse coalition of community organizations, CEDAM will work to connect all Michiganders with...

Meet Shaniqua Gibson, CEDAM’s program coordinator
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Meet Shaniqua Gibson, CEDAM’s program coordinator

One of CEDAM’s newest team members is Shaniqua Gibson, who joins us as a program coordinator. We sat down with Shaniqua to learn more about her past experience and what’s she’s most excited about in this new role! As CEDAM’s program coordinator what are you looking forward to most? As CEDAM’s program coordinator, I am...

Getting to know CEDAM’s AmeriCorps program manager, Andrea Villanueva
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Getting to know CEDAM’s AmeriCorps program manager, Andrea Villanueva

One of CEDAM’s newest team members is Andrea Villanueva, who joins us as an AmeriCorps program manager. We sat down with Andrea to learn more about her past experience and what’s she’s most excited about in this new role. As CEDAM’s program manager, what are you looking forward to most? I am really excited about...

Michigan legislature includes $2M for Children’s Savings Accounts in 2021-22 budget
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Michigan legislature includes $2M for Children’s Savings Accounts in 2021-22 budget

On September 22, 2021, the Michigan legislature passed the almost $70 billion 2021-22 state budget with bipartisan support. Among community development resources for community revitalization, placemaking, and workforce development, CEDAM is especially excited for the State’s $2 million investment in Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs). This first-of-its-kind investment into Michigan’s growing CSA field provides $1 million...

CEDAM members are uniquely positioned to support the Governor’s MI New Economy Plan
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CEDAM members are uniquely positioned to support the Governor’s MI New Economy Plan

CEDAM knows Michigan cannot achieve a prosperous, equitable economy without investments in core assets like housing and broadband. As we work to recover from the COVID-19 global pandemic, significant investments in our people and in our infrastructure are more critical than ever to create vibrant communities.  That’s why we were thrilled to be a part...