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Governor Awards $18 Million in Arts and Quality of Life Grants

Contact: John Truscott (517) 335-6397
Agency: Governor Snyder

This week, Governor Engler announced nearly $18 million in arts and quality of life grants for projects across the state ranging from historic building preservation and museum exhibit renovation to programs for families with developmentally disabled children.

"State funding for these projects will augment the extensive efforts of many local officials and community volunteers," said Engler. "I am pleased to announce these awards, and wish all the participants in these programs great success as they improve or expand their activities."

More than 550 applicants expressed interest in the grants, with requests totaling more than $110 million in funding. Due to the high level of interest, there were many worthy projects that did not receive funding.

Grant applications were reviewed and awards were made subject to the following considerations:

  • One-time Funding - grants were designed to fund specific one-time projects.
  • Community Based Support - matching funding commitments indicated community support for projects and likeliness of successful project completion.
  • Geographic Location - grants were distributed to institutions across the state.
  • Balance in Type of Proposals Selected - efforts were taken to award a mix of tourism, historic, cultural, artistic, child-focused, senior-related, community-based projects and projects compatible with area economic development plans.
Following is a detailed listing of grant recipients.

Arts & Quality of Life Grant Recipients
County Institution Award

Allegan

The Legend Theatre

$11,000

Alpena

Jesse Besser Museum

$500,000

Barry

YMCA Camp Algonquin

$200,000

Bay

City of Essexville DDA

$40,000

Berrien

Berrien Artist Guild/Box Factory for the Arts

$300,000

Clare

City of Clare

$6,000

Clare

Garfield Memorial Library

$15,535

Delta

Delta County Historical Society Foundation

$40,000

Dickinson

Cornish Pump Museum

$25,000

Emmet

Crooked Tree Arts Center

$200,000

Genesee

Clio Area Amphitheater Board of Governors

$45,000

Genesee

Genesee County Parks & Recs Commission

$275,000

Grand Traverse

City Opera House Heritage Assoc.

$1,500,000

Houghton

Pine Mountain Music Festival

$200,000

Houghton

Village of Calumet

$150,000

Ingham

City of East Lansing/National Folk Festival

$250,000

Ingham

Ele's Place

$50,000

Ingham

Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Inc.

$500,000

Ionia

City of Belding

$175,000

Ionia

Lake Odessa Historical Society

$2,000

Iosco

Alabaster Path Extension

$175,000

Jackson

Michigan Theatre of Jackson

$175,000

Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

$500,000

Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Arts Council

$50,000

Kalamazoo

City of Kalamazoo Parks

$151,000

Kalamazoo

Parent to Parent SW Michigan

$25,000

Kent

Cannon Township Historical Society

$4,500

Kent

Grand Rapids Ballet

$150,000

Kent

Gerald R. Ford Museum

$750,000

Kent

Gr. Rapids Student Advancement Foundation

$20,000

Kent

St. Cecilia Music Society

$47,000

Kent

Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities Inc.

$150,000

Kent

C.A. Frost Elementary School

$20,000

Lake

Lake Township

$90,000

Macomb

The Art Center

$200,000

Macomb

St. Clair Shores

$45,000

Macomb

St. Clair Shores Public Library

$200,000

Marquette

McClintock/Darter Dace Recognition Comm.

$60,000

Marquette

Republic Dam

$175,000

Marquette

Upper Peninsula Children's Museum

$50,000

Midland

Midland Center for the Arts

$100,000

Muskegon

Muskegon Museum of Art

$13,500

Muskegon

West Shore Symphony Orchestra

$30,000

Oakland

Holocaust Memorial Center

$200,000

Arts & Quality of Life Grant Recipients
County Institution Award

Oakland

Waterford Cultural Council

$15,000

Oakland

City of Hazel Park

$50,000

Oakland

City of Royal Oak

$50,000

Oakland

Strand Theater

$500,000

Oakland

Cranbrook Educational Community

$250,000

Oceana

Oceana County Hist. & Genealogy Society

$5,800

Ottawa

Indian Trails Camp

$75,000

Ottawa

City of Grand Haven

$100,000

Saginaw

Saginaw Valley Zoo

$500,000

Saginaw

Restoration Comm. Outreach Alt. Housing

$350,000

Saginaw

City of Saginaw

$200,000

Saginaw

City of Zilwaukee

$40,000

Saginaw

Saginaw Township

$60,000

Sanilac

Maritime Historical Society

$200,000

Shiawassee

Owosso Community Players

$100,000

St. Clair

Port Huron Museum of Arts & History

$500,000

Tuscola

Tuscola County Fair

$150,000

Van Buren

MI Maritime Museum

$40,000

Washtenaw

Performance Network of Ann Arbor

$100,000

Washtenaw

Purple Rose Theatre Company

$100,000

Washtenaw

The Ark

$50,000

Washtenaw

University Musical Society

$400,000

Washtenaw

Michigan Theatre (Ann Arbor)

$250,000

Wayne

Arab Comm. for Econ. & Social Services (ACCESS)

$1,000,000

Wayne

Michigan Opera Theater

$900,000

Wayne

New Detroit, Inc.

$100,000

Wayne

Trillium Performing Arts Center

$407,000

Wayne

Detroit Historical Society

$1,000,000

Wayne

Detroit 300

$100,000

Wayne

Center for Creative Studies

$200,000

Wayne

Motor City Theatre Organ Society Inc.

$150,000

Wayne

Detroit Three Dimensional Comm. Development Corporation

$500,000

Wayne

City of Wayne

$115,000

Wayne

D.A.R.T.S. Block Club

$50,000

Wayne

Vanguard Community Dev.

$300,000

Wayne

City of Inkster

$33,000

Wayne

Michigan Athletic Institute

$125,000

Wayne

Charter Township of Canton

$300,000