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The Flint STRIVE Replication Program provides employment training, job placement, and support services to difficult-to-serve Flint area residents seeking entry-level jobs in a variety of sectors. As a replication of the East Harlem Employment Service's workforce training program, Flint STRIVE prepares participants for the workforce through a 19-day, 130-hour intensive workshop that emphasizes the attitudinal prerequisites for successful entry-level employment. This renewal grant will allow Flint STRIVE to train, graduate, and find employment for approximately 275 new clients in 2015 and provide follow-up services to all existing clients.
The Michigan Environmental Council, a leading statewide environmental policy group based in Lansing, works on a range of water policy activities facing the state, including effective implementation of the Great Lakes Compact, Clean Water Act, and related matters. With renewal support, the council will continue to play this important state-level policy role while also building its own organizational capacity through a variety of means.
Polluted runoff from land-use practices is a major threat to the health of the Saginaw Bay in Lake Huron, an estuary that the Nature Conservancy, a global conservation group, has identified as a high priority for protection and restoration. To address this problem, the conservancy has developed science-based tools that will allow resource managers to determine where in the watershed to implement agricultural best management practices and how much of a given practice to apply to achieve optimal conservation results. With this renewal, the conservancy will continue to work with the agricultural community in the Saginaw Bay Watershed to implement such best management practices, which will be aided by major federal support under the Resource Conservation Partnership Program.
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