Debra Horner

Natalie Fitzpatrick joined CLOSUP in June 2015 as a research area specialist. She is responsible for data operations and management for the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) and the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment (NSEE). She received her bachelor's degree in economics and master's degree in agricultural economics from Michigan State University. Prior to joining CLOSUP, she worked for the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan.

U.P. local government leaders identify challenges in getting state and federal grants

The article we are sharing from University of Michigan’s CLOSUP center addresses the struggle of local governments in Michigan, particularly in the Upper Peninsula, in utilizing federal funding opportunities from recent legislation like the ARPA and IIJA.

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Surprise: U.P. local government leaders buck the trend and report some improvement in state-local relations since 2016

According to research by University of Michigan’s CLOSUP center, the Upper Peninsula is defying statewide trends with improved state-local relations since 2016. The following article contains insights on this unique dynamic in regional governance.

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