Michigan Health Endowment Fund awards nearly $15 million in health projects across Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2019 LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Health Endowment Fund (Health Fund) will support dozens of Michigan organizations with just under $15 million in new investments. 33 organizations will receive grants ranging from $87,000 to $500,000 as part of two Health Fund programs: Behavioral Health and Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles. (A full list of grant recipients …

USDA Invests in the Expansion of Rural Education and Health Care Access

The following is a press release issued by USDA on November 20  Distance Learning and Telemedicine Investments will benefit 5.4 Million Rural Residents in 37 States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $42.5 million …

New Tool Developed to Help Improve High-Speed Internet Access in Northeast Michigan

Otsego County, MI (October 29, 2019) – The Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG), in partnership with Connected Nation Michigan, just completed an important milestone in its efforts to improve broadband (high-speed internet) access across Northeast Michigan: a vertical asset inventory. “A major obstacle in the region to not only our local economy but also our quality of life is …

POLICY BRIEF: An Update to Broadband Funding in Michigan

Lansing, MI. (September 24,2019) – This month, Connected Nation’s Michigan team and Policy staff worked to summarize federal funding for the State of Michigan by looking at the various programs impacting broadband deployment over the next decade. The FCC’s Connect America Fund subsidy programs, as well as USDA’s ReConnect Program will invest millions of dollars to expand access for unserved …

Technology Company Working to Provide Internet to Rural Communities

Published by UpNorthLive on August 17, 2019 By Paul Steeno LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — Internet connects people to the world so having slow internet or no access at all is very frustrating. A local technology company is working to solve that problem one town at a time. Cherry Capital Communications is providing homes in rural Cheboygan better access to …

$20 Million in Grants Available to Expand Internet Access in Unserved Areas of Michigan

The following release was issued by the Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer on July 2, 2019 Lansing, Mich. – Recognizing the impact access to high-speed internet has on educational and economic opportunities, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the opening of applications for the Connecting Michigan Communities (CMIC) grant program to increase broadband in underserved areas of Michigan. While much of Michigan has …

Your Input Needed to Improve Wellness of Residents, Reduce Healthcare Costs in Michigan

For Immediate Release: May, 15, 2019 Contact: Jessica Denson, Director, Communications Email: Jdenson@connectednation.org Phone: 502-341-2024 Website: connectednation.org/michigan Your Input Needed to Improve Wellness of Residents, Reduce Healthcare Costs in Michigan Iron Mountain, MI. (May 15, 2019) – Connect Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and AARP Michigan, is seeking input from area residents regarding how they use …