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Federal money heading to tribal colleges in MI


MARQUETTE, MI--   Two U.P. tribal community colleges are getting federal grants to improve their campuses.  

Bay Mills Community College in Brimley and Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College in Baraga are each getting $145,302.  The money comes from the USDA Rural Development Tribal College Grant Program.

Bay Mills will use the funding to renovate the exteriors of its administrative and learning center buildings.  Keweenaw Bay is buying furnishings for its new east campus.

The money is part of $4.1 million in grants awarded nationally to help tribal colleges with infrastructure improvements, equipment purchases, and the development of essential community facilities.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.