Google grant to help University of Michigan-Flint create platform for lead crisis data, communication

Google is set to help the residents of Flint, Michigan, by offering a $150,000 grant for the creation of a data platform that can help officials make better decisions about the city's crisis surrounding high levels of lead in the drinking water.

The grant will go to the University of Michigan-Flint for development of the platform, which will also help government leaders better provide information to residents on the issue. It will contain an app that can show residents data and give them the means to request services and report concerns. Announcement