Introducing: The CSA Innovative Grant Project

We are proud to announce the recipients of CEDAM’s Children’s Savings Account (CSA) Innovative Project Grants! In partnership with the Michigan Poverty Task Force, CEDAM has awarded four Michigan CSA programs up to $50,000 each to implement projects that will enhance program impact and advance the state’s CSA field.  All projects were required to relate […]

$100,000 Consumers Energy Foundation Grant supports CEDAM’s Economic Inclusion Work

As tax season kicks off, this grant is supporting meaningful initiatives to help more than 100,000 Michiganders build wealth. 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 initiatives across Michigan. As tax season kicks off, CEDAM’s multi-pronged approach […]

LEAF Student Art Exhibit Asks the Right Questions

Lapeer County Children’s Savings Account Program Puts Dreams on Display with Student Art Exhibit “What do you want to be when you grow up?” A new art exhibit led by the Lapeer County Educational Attainment Fund (LEAF), a Michigan Children’s Savings Account Network program, puts the answer to that age-old question on display. As a […]

Meet our new economic inclusion program coordinator, Magdalena S. Rivera

One of CEDAM’s newest team members, Magdalena “Maggi” Rivera (she/ella) joins us as our economic inclusion program coordinator. We sat down with Maggi to learn more about her past experiences and what she’s most excited about in this new role! Can you give me a brief overview of your professional background and how it led […]

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 […]

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 […]