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MiLEAP Celebrates Record and Historic Education Investments in Fiscal Year 2025 Budget

Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential (MiLEAP) Acting Director Michelle Richard issued the following statement in celebration of the State of Michigan’s fiscal year 2025 budget:

“We are committed to helping Michigan kids and adults succeed on their path to prosperity, and the record and historic education investments in the fiscal year 2025 budget will mean more Michiganders can find child care that meets their needs, make sure their kids can get a high-quality PreK education, and they, or their kids, can earn a skill certificate or degree at no or low cost. From the Community College Guarantee to PreK for All, the budget will have a real impact on Michigan families as we work to make sure everyone can ‘make it in Michigan.’”

About the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget:

The historic investments in education in the fiscal year 2025 budget will mean:

  • Community College Guarantee: Michigan high school graduates from the class of 2024 and beyond can earn a skill certificate or degree at their local community college tuition guaranteed.
  • PreK for All: Access to free PreK for all Michigan four-year-olds, prioritizing those that need it most, thanks to the $130 million investment in PreK for All and nearly 59,000 slots. This will save families $10,000 a year.
  • Child care: Support for Michigan’s nearly 8,000 child care providers, through the $102.4 million investment in operational grants, child care scholarship rate increases, and investments in quality.
  • Out-of-School Time: More access to high-quality, affordable before and after school and summer programming for school age kids, through the $75 million investment in grants.

About MiLEAP:

Established by Governor Whitmer in 2023, MiLEAP’s mission is to improve outcomes from preschool to postsecondary so anyone can ‘make it in Michigan’ with a solid education and a path to a good-paying job. To learn more about MiLEAP, go to

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