City of Flint to host webinar for prospective ARPA grant applicants

Flint, MI—The City of Flint will host a webinar for prospective applicants for the city’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) community grant programs, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The webinar is free and open to the community, but participants must register in advance, which can be done by clicking here.…

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Michigan State University holds library book donation drive for Flint Community Schools

East Lansing, MI–Michigan State University (MSU) is raising funds and gathering books to donate to Flint Community Schools for its “Stuff the Library” project. The project is part of MSU’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration which wraps up on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, but organizers are asking donors to help them meet their…

Health providers to host free cancer screening & health fair in Flint on MLK Day

Washington, D.C.—The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) will host a Flint community cancer screening and health fair at Berston Field House on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16, 2023. NMQF, a national nonprofit leading the Cancer Stage Shifting Initiative aligned with President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot 2.0, is hosting the event with Exact Sciences…

HBCU Forum to be held at the Flint Public Library

Flint, MI—Considering attending one of the country’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)? If so, a local initiative is set to host an informational event at the Flint Public Library on Dec. 27, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:30pm. The forum-style gathering is open to all middle and high school students in the area, according to…

City of Flint urges residents to remove vehicles from streets ahead of winter storm

Flint, MI—The City of Flint is preparing for the coming winter storm and urges residents to refrain from parking on public streets in order not to obstruct snow and ice removal. Vehicles parked on public streets may be towed and impounded so that snow and ice removal operations can be accomplished. The National Weather Service…

Flint City Bucks players selected in 2023 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Flint, MI—Major League Soccer (MLS) teams selected three Flint City Bucks players in the annual MLS SuperDraft, which was held Dec. 21, 2022. The Bucks remain the world’s only soccer club to send a player to MLS every year since the SuperDraft began in 1999. According to a Bucks’ press release, 97 Bucks players have…

Michiganders get additional assistance to help lower grocery costs for holiday season  

Lansing, MI—Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced all Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits will receive at least an additional $95 monthly payment in December to help lower the cost of groceries. The additional assistance will help more than 1.3 million Michiganders in more than 700,000 households keep more of their hard-earned money.  “This extra food assistance will help Michiganders feed…

Flint substance use treatment center receives $1 million for upgrades

Flint, MI – New Paths Inc., a nonprofit substance use treatment center in north Flint, recently received $1 million in federal funding through Congress’s Community Project Funding initiative. Jim Hudgens, executive director of New Paths, announced that the funding will be used for repairs and upgrades to the aging treatment center at a Jan. 18,…

Hundreds step up on MLK Day to help United Way feed families in need

Flint, MI—Hundreds of volunteers showed up for United Way of Genesee County’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The event, which supports families in need in Genesee County, returned from a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An estimated 600 volunteers convened at the Dort Financial Credit Union and Event Center…

Company ends water donations, Flint residents advised to continue using filters

Flint, MI–BlueTriton Brands, Inc., a Connecticut-based company that has donated bottled water to Flint residents since 2018, ended its weekly donations on Dec. 31, 2022. According to a Jan. 13 press release from the City of Flint, BlueTriton provided 100,000 bottles of water per week since 2018, and the donations served approximately 3,000 people per…