$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 […]

What Economic Security Should Mean in an American Context

This post was originally published by the University of Michigan Center Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion.  Guest Author: Professor William Elliott, University of Michigan Economic security requires both income (enough to live by) and assets (something to live for). However, discussions about economic security in America can never seem to get beyond income policies. […]

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 […]

Using Children’s Savings Accounts for Economic Inclusion: A Q&A with Bonnie Gettys, Rep. Julie Calley and Jessica AcMoody

At CEDAM, one of our current policy priorities is to secure statewide funding for Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs), which are community-led programs that automatically enroll students in interest-bearing accounts that will grow until they graduate from high school. These programs are designed to improve family financial literacy, boost educational attainment for low-income children, promote post-secondary […]