The Lansing Economic Area Partnership donated $30,000—or $10,000 each—to the city of East Lansing and the townships of Delta and Delhi. The total of $30,000 is part of LEAP's Public Art for Communities grant program.
The grant program, says LEAP leadership, represent a commitment to building a sense of community and place, and can help wipe away the "Michigan rust-belt image."
According to excerpts from the article:
"To be eligible for a grant, local governments must adopt a public art policy addressing maintenance and liability issues and creating committees to work with artists."
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