Funding builds on Gov. Whitmer’s ‘Make it in Michigan’ Technique to Win Initiatives, Spend money on Folks, Revitalize Locations
Lansing, Mich.—The Michigan Division of Labor and Financial Alternative right this moment introduced the supply of as much as $60 million in Group Middle Grant program funds for Michigan municipalities and organizations to broaden programming or work on capital tasks.
“Group Facilities are important for thriving communities, they usually provide Michiganders locations to collect, join, study, and entry assets,” stated Governor Whitmer. “This funding for group facilities throughout Michigan will assist us ship on our ‘Make it in Michigan’ imaginative and prescient for financial growth by revitalizing locations to make them extra enticing to stay, work, and make investments. Let’s maintain working collectively to make each area of our state a spot the place anybody can envision a vibrant future.”
These grants construct on Gov. Whitmer’s ‘Make it in Michigan’ strategy to win tasks, put money into folks and revitalize locations, with two kinds of grants out there – program grants and capital mission grants. Candidates might apply for each grants, however the whole request from one group can not exceed $2.5 million. The deadline to use is Aug. 31.
Capital Challenge Grant examples might embrace however aren’t restricted to new building, transforming present constructions, buying land, buying tools, buying and putting in vitality environment friendly heating and/or cooling tools, putting in renewable vitality techniques, weatherizing facility, changing roof and home windows, and/or putting in/updating recreation fields.
Group Middle Program Grant examples might embrace however aren’t restricted to mentoring, STEM schooling, environmental justice actions, renewable vitality info, catastrophe preparedness, out of doors schooling, earlier than or after-school schooling, volunteer packages, youth volunteer efforts, profession or workforce coaching, leisure or athletic actions, senior actions, veteran help actions, meals entry, wraparound companies, well being companies, behavioral companies and licensed childcare.
The Michigan Group Service Fee will oversee the grant program, administering each grant choices made doable by the American Rescue Plan Act.
“The range in funding choices permits communities to resolve what the native wants are and the means to deal with to these wants,” stated Michigan Group Service Fee Govt Director Ginna Holmes. “The funding in Michigan neighborhoods will proceed to enhance the lives of residents throughout the state, guaranteeing extra Michiganders have an equal alternative to prosperity.”
Go to Michigan.gov/CommunityCenterGrants for extra info and to use.