Hello Friends,

With the Fall season right around the corner, I hope you and your family are staying safe, healthy and happy! In this edition of my Capitol & Community Update, you’ll find information on the recently launched Futures for Frontliners Program, updates on important resources and more. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office by phone at (517) 373-1783 or email at; we’re here and ready to help.


Padma Kuppa

State Representative, 41st House District

Upcoming Events

Facebook Coffee & Chat

Grab a cup of coffee, jump on my Facebook page (@mireppadmakuppa) and come chat with me from the comfort and safety of your home on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. I will be providing updates about the ongoing COVID-19 situation, answering your questions and catching up with all of you. I hope to see you then!

When: Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6-6:30 p.m.

How: Visit the Facebook Live stream on my page (@mireppadmakuppa)

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony


On Sept. 11, 2001, we lost 2,977 individuals to terrorist acts. Among these were the men and women who gave up their lives to save others. Every year, we remember the victims on the anniversary of these attacks and also reach out our hearts and our hands to those who have lost loved ones on the line of duty.

This year, the Michigan House held our remembrance ceremony on the steps of the Capitol building. Even with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it was still important for us to set aside time as a state and nation to join together and give this day of remembrance the proper deference and reflection it deserves.

Futures for Frontliners Program

On Sept. 10, Michigan officially launched the Futures for Frontliners program, providing a tuition-free pathway to higher education or a high school diploma for the essential workers who have helped keep our state moving throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the past few months, the workers on the frontlines of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic have clocked-in day after day to ensure our state can move forward with our new reality in the face of incredibly challenging circumstances. Without their selflessness, dedication and sacrifice, a future for Michigan wouldn’t be possible and it’s long past time to step up. We must ensure our frontliners have an opportunity to build a future for themselves once we’re on the other side of this crisis, and I’m proud to support this program that will do just that. I look forward to seeing the great things these hardworking Michiganders will continue to accomplish down the road!

For more information and to apply, visit Applications are due December 31, 2020.

Pursuing Higher Education

To be eligible, essential workers wishing to enroll in community college or job training through this program must:

  • Be a Michigan resident
  • Have worked in an essential industry at least part-time between April and June 2020
  • Have a high school diploma
  • Have not yet completed a college degree (associate or bachelor’s)

Pursuing a High School Diploma

To be eligible, essential workers wishing to finish their high school diploma or equivalent through this program must:

  • Be a Michigan resident
  • Have worked in an essential industry at least part-time between April and June 2020
  • Not already have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Not be currently enrolled in high school

Census 2020: Be Counted

I know there’s a lot going on right now for you and your family, and it’s easy for us to lose sight of anything but our most immediate needs. I urge you to take a quick moment out of your day, right now, to join me in doing our small part in building a stronger Michigan for all of us over the next ten years by filling out your 2020 Census.

Getting an accurate count of every Michigander is vital to making sure our state gets its fair share of federal funding and Congressional representation. It helps everyone make decisions based on the best information about the people of our state, from policymakers and researchers to businesses.

This is the first time you can even fill out the Census online. You should have already received a letter in the mail with instructions on how to complete the questionnaire online or by phone, and it may also include a paper form you can mail in instead. One person per home should answer questions about everyone who lives there. The more households that complete the Census now, the fewer visits Census workers will have to make to fill in the gaps.

Michigan’s future is in our hands, let’s stand up and be counted!

Resources for Job Seekers

Oakland County Michigan Works!

Oakland County Michigan Works! Provides workforce development services for job seekers, incumbent workers, employers and youth across Oakland County. In partnership with employers, educators, economic developers and community organizations, Oakland County Michigan Works’ is committed to creating a qualified workforce that meets the current and future talent needs of Oakland County companies.

The Troy Service Center is located at 550 Stephenson Highway; click here to visit their website or give them a call at (248) 823-5101.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect

The Pure Michigan Talent Connect is an online tool to search for new jobs, careers and talent that connects Michigan’s job seekers and employers while serving as a central hub linking all public and private stakeholders who support our state’s workforce.

Click here to visit their website, or call their Customer Contact Center at (888) 522-0103 from 8 a.m.-Noon and 1-5 p.m Monday through Friday.

I’m here for you! Contact me:
(517) 373-1783