LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development recently announced that it has awarded 16 Rural Development Fund Grants to communities across the state. These grants are designed to promote land‐based industries and support opportunities that benefit rural communities.
Among the recipients was the Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District (RESD). The Clare-Gladwin RESD received $99,100 to provide equipment and technology to expand curriculums focused on growing land‐based industries and enhancing the workforce in Clare and Gladwin counties.
“The Clare-Gladwin RESD is a top-notch organization,” said Sen. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes. “They provide invaluable help to communities in the district by making sure schools optimize the use of education resources. They facilitate collaboration among school districts, higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations and businesses. I know this funding will be put to good use and will benefit folks in my district.”