Here are the details announced byÂ Consumers Energy last week:
The â€œPut Your Town on the Mapâ€ competition will provide a total of $15,000 to three initiatives that are designed to build a stronger sense of community. Up to 10 finalist communities will compete for the funding at the 2019 Small Town and Rural Development Conference on April 17 in Thompsonville, Mich. The pitch competition is for communities up to 10,000 in population and has a top prize of $7,500 with additional awards at $5,000 and $2,500.
The contest aims to reward a variety of innovative ideas, such as those that attract visitors to downtowns; focus on issues, such as housing, education or employment; create community pride; and more. Community leaders can learn more and apply for the competition atÂ http://rural.cedamichigan.org/conference.