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Ruth Mott Foundation spending money to help north Flint

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steve carmody
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Michigan Radio

A major push to strengthen neighborhoods in north Flint is getting underway.

On Wednesday, the Ruth Mott Foundation awarded $1.3 million in grants to 10 neighborhood projects. The programs are selected with input from north side residents.

Handy Lindsey is the foundation president.  He says over the next five years, the foundation plans to give $25 to 30 million for similar projects.

“It sounds like an awful lot of money,” says Lindsey. "But in the scheme of things, this community needs far, far more investment than that.”

Lindsey says they are hoping to attract more investment in north Flint from other foundations and corporations.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.