MARQUETTE, MI--   Three Upper Peninsula airports are getting federal funding to make improvements.

An $8.7 million Federal Aviation Administration grant is supplemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to support airports affected by COVID-19.

HOUGHTON, MI--   Michigan Technological University students are helping their own during the pandemic. 

To help alleviate the financial impact of COVID-19 the university distributed $350 grants from CARES Act funds to eligible students. But some aren’t eligible to receive cares act funding, like international students. Visa restrictions prevent them from working off-campus and they can’t go home due to international travel restrictions.

LANSING, MI--   It was announced Wednesday that the $100 million Michigan Small Business Restart Program will leverage federal funding through the CARES Act to help reduce the economic impact of the ongoing pandemic on Michigan small businesses and workers.

Businesses and nonprofits with 50 or fewer employees, worldwide, located in Michigan will be eligible for the grant funds. Businesses must also demonstrate the following:

·         Part of an industry or nonprofit that can demonstrate it has been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency

MARQUETTE, MI--   A second round of grant funding is being made available by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) through the Michigan Small Business Restart Program which is intended to infuse an additional $100 million in grant funding to small businesses throughout the State.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan has joined four other states and Washington DC to challenge how the US Department of Education is allocating money for schools.

The funds come from the CARES Act to assist schools with their COVID-19 responses. But Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the department and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have put their own spin on the law.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Houghton County Memorial Airport is getting $544,000 in federal funding to make improvements. 

The grant comes from the Federal Aviation Administration and is supplemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security—or CARES—Act. The money will be used for infrastructure improvements, including the construction of a taxi lane.

LANSING, MI00   Michigan airports are getting millions of dollars in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. 

The grants will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to impacts from the COVID-19 virus.

In the Upper Peninsula, Sawyer International Airport is getting $18 million; the Delta County Airport in Escanaba is getting $1 million; Houghton County Memorial Airport in Hancock will receive $1 million; and Ford Airport in Iron Mountain and the Chippewa County International Airport in Sault Ste. Marie are getting $1 million each.