Comprehensive Economic Recovery Initiative (CERI):  New Project at CCED to Help Hard Hit Communities in Michigan

By Chelsea Drouillard, Research Assistant, CCED
Jennifer Bruen, Assistant Director, CCED

As we continue to endure unprecedented public health and social justice crises, it is important to take action and create a systemic resilience approach to recovery. With support from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), and to advance Michigan’s long-term economic recovery from COVID-19, the Comprehensive Economic Recovery Initiative (CERI) was established to help Michigan communities in four strategic areas:

  • Resiliency planning
  • Financial resiliency
  • Circular economies 
  • 21st century communications infrastructure

Opportunities with CERI

CERI is here to support efforts in education, training, technical assistance, and research in partnership with hard hit communities and regions in Michigan through June 2022.

CERI will fund 8 to 16 projects per year for a two-year period up to $5,000 per project.

CERI seeks experts to identify, create, and implement innovative and effective strategies to break down barriers of inequity and counteract negatively impacted communities. CERI will support Technical Assistance Projects that fall into one of the categories below:

  • Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project (more info)
  • Live Webinar Series (more info)
  • Recorded Training Videos
  • Grant Proposal Development 

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