CEDAM, the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, has a number of learning opportunities slated in September. Follow the links below to get additional information or register. Small Community Grants Available The application for the latest round of small community grants is available on the Michigan Rural Council page on the CEDAM website. This program offers grants of up to $800 to organizations engaged in rural community development work. Grants are awarded bi-annually each year with deadlines in February and September. The Granting Committee selects up to five proposals to be awarded during each of the two cycles throughout the year. The deadline for the next round of grants is 5 p.m. on Sept. 19. Placemaking Modules Placemaking is a simple concept based on a single principle – people choose to live in places that offer the amenities, resources, social and professional networks, and opportunities to support thriving lifestyles. We are hosting two modules in Detroit on Sept. 24 at the offices of CDAD, our Detroit partner. You may register for one or both. It is not required that the modules are taken in consecutive order. Lunch will be served. Placemaking Module 1: People, Places and Placemaking, 9 a.m. to noon Placemaking Module 2: Economics of Place, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register here. Real Estate Development Boot Camp Learn the basics of real estate development with a group of colleagues across the state. The full description and registration information can be found below. When: Oct. 15-17 Where: Tustin Register here.