Welcome to CUPPAD
Serving local governments for over 40 years.
The Central Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Regional Commission (CUPPAD)
is one of 14 regional planning commissions in the State of Michigan. CUPPAD was established in 1968 as a multi-county organization to pool resources for the assistance of local governments in the central Upper Peninsula.
CUPPAD serves Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, and Schoolcraft
Counties, Cities, Townships, and Villages in providing general planning
support in the areas of: grant writing, community surveys, land use
planning, recreation planning, economic and community development,
transportation, hazard mitigation planning, mapping services, and
providing demographics information and more.
CUPPAD is the liaison between the US Department of Commerce Economic
Development Administration and our local the communities. As such, CUPPAD is charged
with the writing and updating of the Community Economic Development Strategy,
which is the first step for communities interested in obtaining EDA funds for their
projects. In addition, CUPPAD is the regional clearinghouse for various federal projects
taking place in the central Upper Peninsula.
CUPPAD's staff provides both technical and advisory services; as well as partnering with local, regional, state, and/or national planning agencies and organizations to provide a comprehensive approach to addressing local planning issues.
This web site is intended to provide information about the organization and how CUPPAD serves our local units of government. For your convenience, we have posted many of our planning documents and examples of our mapping capabilities. Please contact us if we can be of assistance to your community!
CUPPAD provides planning, support and implementaion of communications strategies for the UP Hidden Coast Heritage Route, a Pure Michigan Byway. Check out the video on YouTube and get more information at www.uphiddencoast.com. Plan your adventure this summer around the Hidden Coast.
Grant Money Available for the The FY14 MCACA
Art Minigrant Program:
click on "What We Do" above, then "Art Minigrants" to access the program announcement information and guidelines for the art minigrant Projects and Professional & Organizational Development grants. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2013. Grant activity must take place between January 1 - September 30, 2014.
Questions? Call us at 906-786-9234 or