The Oakland Press: Interested in applying for grant funding? Rep. Haley Stevens may be able to help.

When I ran for Congress, I promised to make sure that the taxpayer dollars we put into our federal government are working for the district I represent. Assisting individuals, organizations, local governments, and businesses in Michigan’s 11th District apply for federal grant opportunities is a great way to accomplish that goal and bring taxpayer dollars back into Southeast Michigan.

Having worked for the Economic Development Administration, I am familiar with the grant application process and I know how much it can help to have a Member of Congress in your corner. Securing grant funding can make a huge difference for our communities. Earlier this year, I helped the Commerce Township Fire Department win a $1.3 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, allowing them to hire eight new firefighters and keep all four of their stations adequately staffed 24/7. I also helped the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center in Plymouth Township win a $1.07 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to help defense contractors develop cybersecurity protections in the supply chain.

Any individual, non-profit organization, local government, or business located in Michigan’s 11th District is invited to contact my office to learn more about grant funding opportunities. We can help connect you to potential federal, state, or local funding opportunities and help you navigate the application process. If you are applying for a federal grant, my office may be able to provide a letter of interest to supplement your application. My office also sends out a bimonthly grant newsletter to keep my constituents informed of active funding opportunities.

This summer, my office hosted a Grant Workshop in Troy. More than 100 participants turned out to receive valuable guidance from seasoned grant professionals from federal, state, and local agencies about how to find the right funding opportunity and submit a strong application. I look forward to holding more Grant Workshops in the future.

If you are applying for a grant, want to learn more about the application process, or would like to sign up for our bimonthly grant newsletter, please email [email protected], check out the resources for grant applicants on my website, or call my Livonia office at 734-853-3040. I look forward to working with you to secure funding for your business or organization and put your taxpayer dollars to work for you.

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