April 9, 2020 – The staff and board of directors of the Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) are pleased to announce it has received a $5,000.00 grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF) and United Way of Midland County (UWMC) for operational expenses during the COVID-19 crisis.
“We appreciate the collaboration of the Midland Area Community Foundation and United Way of Midland County and the assistance they are providing to organizations at this unprecedented time. GMCA will use these funds for operational expenses as we are closed and cannot host fundraising events and special programs, in addition to other activities that would bring in revenue,” said Stephanie Davis, president of GMCA.
The MACF and UWMC are working in collaborative partnership as they seek to better understand the needs of local nonprofits and as they look for ways to best respond and support.
More than $148,000 in grants were awarded to 21 organizations to provide food, virtual counseling, educational programming, rent and utility assistance, wellbeing services, and support for employees in Midland County.
The Greater Michigan Construction Academy is a 501c3 non-profit organization, a nationally certified training program using the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum making the training portable nationwide for students completing modules. The curriculum is recognized by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship Training. GMCA’s Mission is to train and develop a highly skilled, safe workforce and promote construction trades as a career choice.