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The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is offering clients of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) the opportunity to get $25 worth of free fresh fruits and vegetables from area farmers markets.
Grand Rapids officials announced today that city residents and organizations can now apply for the second round of funding to assist with a variety of neighborhood projects. The City of Grand Rapids’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) offers small contracts to Grand Rapids residents, informal groups and community organizations to support neighborhood community building. Applications for those interested are now available at grcity.us/nmf.
The Grand Rapids City Commission encourages residents to track with it as the Commission begins review of the FY2018 Preliminary Fiscal Plan. City Manager Greg Sundstrom’s proposed $527,282,134 spending plan addresses several guiding principles including racial equity, affordable housing, customer service, community engagement, youth employment, financial sustainability and succession planning.
The Midwest Tech Project (co-founded by Alvin Hills, IV & Jonathan Jelks) has organized the 2nd Annual "Think Green" Jobs & Sustainability Careers Fair, to be held at Gerald R. Ford Academic Center, located 851 Madison Ave SE on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
As part of its continued commitment to improving community and police relations, the City will host four community meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18 and 19, to discuss the final results of the Race-Based Study of Traffic Stops by the Grand Rapids Police Department.
Five responses were received following the City’s Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for redevelopment of 15.8 acres of riverfront property. The RFQ period for development teams to demonstrate the technical and financial capacity to acquire and redevelop the 201 Market Ave. SW property closed on March 31. RFQ responses were received from Flaherty & Collins Properties, REDICO, Rockford Construction, The Velmeir Companies and Zimmer Development Group.
Founders Brewing Co. is opening up its facility to showcase a unique public/private environmental project that will produce 60 percent of the Grand Rapids Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility’s future electricity needs. On Monday, April 17 the City will team with Founders to inform the public about implementation of a biodigester that will treat a growing stream of highly concentrated food waste from Founders, Coca-Cola, Amway and SET Environmental. City and company officials will detail the plan at 4 p.m. in Founders’ Centennial Room, 235 Grandville Ave SW. Residents and company enthusiasts are encouraged to attend this free event.