So--how do you want us to continue operating (or stop operating) as far
as GEAR UP/College Day, FFF and 4/S are concerned?  

Shirley Brozzo, Associate Director
Multicultural Education and Resource Center
3001 C. B. Hedgcock
Marquette, MI  49855
phone 906-227-1554
fax 906-227-1740

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From: Retention & Graduation Issues Concerning Minorities in Higher
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Subject: EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVE No. 2007-11 

 (To Print: use your browser's print function) Release Date: March 29,
Last Update: March 29, 2007  

TO:  Department Directors and Autonomous Agency Heads
FROM:  Governor Jennifer M. Granholm
DATE:  March 29, 2007
SUBJECT: Moratorium on State Grant Expenditures

As you are well aware, the economic conditions facing the citizens and
government of this state have caused serious and immediate fiscal
difficulties for our state budget.  As a result of these economic
conditions, the repeal of the Single Business Tax, and inaction by the
Michigan Legislature, the State of Michigan continues to face a combined
projected budget deficit of nearly $3 billion.

Given the severity of the budget deficit, state departments and agencies
must continue aggressive efforts to identify and implement
administrative efficiencies and economies to generate budgetary savings.
While I recognize that resources are scarce, and that greater
efficiencies in the operation of state departments and agencies have
been achieved, additional cost-containment measures must be implemented.
Accordingly, I direct:


A. For the remainder of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, a
moratorium is imposed on the expenditure of funds in the form of grants
to persons or entities.  Grant expenditures shall be deferred and
limited only to the most essential requirements.  A grant expenditure
meets essential requirements only if a department or agency can
demonstrate that one or more of the following applies:

1. A grant expenditure is required by legal mandate, federal mandate, or
court order.

2. A grant expenditure is necessary to protect the health, safety, or
welfare of Michigan citizens or visitors.

3. A grant expenditure is necessary to produce budgetary savings or to
protect existing state revenue or secure additional state revenue.

4. A grant expenditure will provide a financial incentive for the
retention or creation of jobs in this state.

B. In complying with this Directive, department directors and heads of
autonomous agencies should regularly review expenditures and implement
measures to restrict grant expenditures unless authorized by this

C. The restrictions established under this Directive apply both to new
grants, grants previously authorized but not fully expended, and to the
renewal, extension, or reauthorization of existing grants.


A. State department directors and autonomous agency heads are directed
to closely and regularly monitor and review state grant expenditures to
ensure compliance with the requirements and spirit of this Directive and
the efficient expenditure of tax dollars.

B. The State Budget Office shall review department and agency
expenditures on a regular basis and shall make every effort to ensure
compliance with this Directive, including, but not limited to,
implementing limits on grant expenditures and restrictions on the
release of grant funds.  Other departments and agencies shall cooperate
fully with the State Budget Office in this effort.

C. In exercising general supervisory control over the functions and
activities of all administrative departments, boards, commissioners, and
officers of the state, and of all state institutions, as required under
Section 3 of 1921 PA 2, MCL 17.3, the State Administrative Board shall
monitor compliance with the requirements of this Directive.

D. Violations of the requirements of this Directive shall be reported to
the State Budget Director and to the Chairperson of the State
Administrative Board.

E. The State Administrative Board may take action to enforce the
requirements of this Directive as authorized under 1921 PA 2, MCL 17.1
to 17.3.


A. The restrictions established under this Directive apply regardless of
the fund source financing a grant expenditure.

B. This Directive is effective beginning on April 4, 2007 and remains in
effect through September 30, 2007.

I extend my sincere appreciation for your assistance and the continued
hard work of state employees as we respond to the state's difficult
fiscal condition.

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