A model of community collaboration, innovation, and wise resource sharing that advances the recommendations of the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework is how Detroit Future City (DFC) Executive Director Kenneth Cockrel Jr. described the Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure grant announcement.
Announced during a press conference on Thursday, March 27, 2014 with the EPA was that a combined $2 million is being granted for blue and green infrastructure projects to reduce the amount of stormwater entering the combined sewer system on Detroit s eastside. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing a $1 million grant. The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and The Kresge Foundation are partnering to provide the required $1 million match.
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The open house has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
WHAT: Open house at the Detroit Future City Implementation Office.
WHY: For the community to learn more about Detroit Future City’s 2014-2015 citywide priorities and be able to speak with Implementation Office staff who are currently working with partners on 31 active projects throughout the city.
WHEN: Wednesday March 12, 2014, 2:00-8:00 p.m.; Formal presentations at 3:30, 5:30 and 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Detroit Future City Implementation Office, 2990 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 2, Detroit MI 48202
WHO: Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr., Executive Director, DFC Implementation Office and other key staff members.
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