Stories tagged: "CARES Act"

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Michigan Woman on Unemployed Life During COVID: ‘I Was Incredibly Thankful for the Extra Help’

From life on the unemployment block to worrying if she was infected with COVID-19, Elizabeth Richardson has experienced all aspects of the pandemic. 

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
JUST IN: Out-of-Work Michiganders Will Temporarily Get $300 More per Week

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a deal with FEMA Friday morning to get some extra support for Michiganders who lost their jobs during the pandemic.

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Michigan’s Struggling Schools Get $65M in Needed Coronavirus Relief

Schools serving disadvantaged students will get much-needed CARES Act funding, Gov. Whitmer announced Wednesday.

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Michigan Families Left to Suffer as Federal Coronavirus Support Stalls

"No amount of hard work, grit, or sheer determination can fix what has happened," said Michigan mom Katie Carls.

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This Small Michigan College Landed Almost $20 Million During the Pandemic. Others Weren’t So Lucky.

While struggling public universities worry about fall enrollment, this mid-Michigan private college got CARES Act support courtesy Education Sec. Betsy DeVos.

Kim Eberhard is a teacher at St. Clair High School, a public school in the East China School District in St. Clair County. Photo courtesy Kim Eberhard.
Michigan Teachers: Without Federal Funding We’re Not Going to Be Able to Reopen Safely

Teachers like Kim Eberhard say Michigan’s public school students deserve more when it comes to returning to classrooms in the fall, even in remote districts like hers.

Dennis Williams struggled to get PPP
How Trump’s Paycheck Protection Program Has Left So Many Michigan Businesses Behind

A Michigan businessman has reached out to the city, to the state, and to the federal level to get assistance. The reforms to the PPP leave people like him behind.