Ongoing Negaunee Grant Program | News, Sports, Jobs

MARQUETTE — The City of Negaunee’s Community Contribution Grant Program began accepting applications Wednesday.

The program allows nonprofits, schools, and organizations such as the Negaunee Irontown Association located within the city limits of Negaunee to receive funding of up to $10,000 to be used for community projects to help organizations to fund projects, programs and activities that benefit the whole city.

“It’s a great way to give back to our local nonprofits. They are the backbone of our community,” said City Manager Nate Heffron. “That’s why City Council has increased the overall amount of grants available from $2,500 to $10,000 this year.”

To be eligible for grants, the organization must be a nonprofit organization located in the city of Negaunee and all funding must be used to help the organization or the public as a whole.

Since 2006, over $23,000 in funding has been provided through the city’s Community Contribution Grant program.

Funding is provided through community relations funding from WPPI Energy, a not-for-profit wholesale electricity provider. Negaunee is a member-owner of the organization, which serves more than 50 local electric utilities.

The 2022 Community Contribution Grants Application can be picked up at the City Utilities Department, Negaunee City Hall, or online at

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