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Partnerships for Change

Land Information Access Association

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2004–July 31, 2007
  • Location Traverse City, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

This grant will enable the Land Information Access Association (LIAA) to help local Michigan governments design and enact effective, intergovernmental land-use planning and management policies. Recent studies have identified a broad range of adverse impacts resulting from inadequate and uncoordinated land-use planning among local units of government in Michigan. There is a need to ensure that urban and inner-ring communities have access to technical assistance and resources in order to create cooperative planning efforts and build relevant models of success.Multiyear funding will promote new and expanded cooperation among cities, villages and townships in developing and implementing local land-use policies that contribute to land preservation and urban revitalization. Activities will include designing and hosting a series of training workshops for citizens and local officials throughout the state; providing technical assistance; building on lessons learned; and preparing and disseminating a report for use by other municipalities.LIAA, founded in 1993, helps communities discover and sustain their sense of place and unique community character while identifying and preserving important cultural and natural resources.