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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

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