Locally Driven… Regionally Focused

Serving local governments for over 50 years.

CUPPAD regularly assists communities with the daunting task of finding sources of funding for projects that do not qualify for a government grant. In addition to regularly notifying local units of government about funding opportunities, CUPPAD maintains information on various foundations that may provide funds, promotional items for fund-raising activities, and technical assistance. If you would like to know as soon as opportunities are announced, please follow us on Facebook or sign up for our quarterly newsletter.


Recent News & Projects

  • Upcoming Trainings

  • October 14, 2020
  • Mark your calendars! Here are upcoming trainings offered by MSU Extension for appointed and elected officials. Water School: Essential Resources... Read More

  • MDARD Rural Development Grants

  • October 5, 2020
  • Applications for the MDARD Rural Development Grant Funds are now OPEN! The deadline for proposals is November 19th at 3PM.... Read More

  • Request for Proposals

  • September 30, 2020
  • CUPPAD is requesting proposals for an Economic Development Training, Marquette County Strategic Development, and a Framework for Rural Counties. This... Read More

  • ArtPlace Upper Michigan Video

  • September 15, 2020
  • Watch our new video detailing our placemaking projects in the central Upper Peninsula, made possible through ArtPlace America funding. Artplace... Read More

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