The Community Economic Development Association
is an organization with a mission to advance community-based economic development efforts in Michigan. That mission just got a boost, thanks to a $150,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
“The grant is to support all of CEDAM's efforts,” says CEDAM Executive Director Jamie Schriner-Hooper. Some of those efforts include addressing foreclosure issues, asset/wealth building including microenterprise and the earned income tax credit, the Michigan Rural Network, technical assistance and networking, policy, and sharing of best practices.
CEDAM will use the fund to continue its work staffing several state-wide collaborative efforts addressing the needs of communities among other initiatives.
This month CEDAM will introduce a new program in form of a television show with help from a $25,000 grant
awarded by the City of Lansing’s Office of Community Media.
“We're hoping to better enlighten Michigan citizens about the great things going on around them, as well as create new collaborations, hopefully recruit new volunteers and generate some additional support for these efforts.”
Source: Jamie Schriner-Hooper, Community Economic Development Association
Writer: Natalie Burg, News Editor