The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity today announced the availability of up to $60 million in Community Center Grant program funds for Michigan municipalities and organizations to expand programming or work on capital projects.
“Community Centers are essential for thriving communities and they offer Michiganders places to gather, connect, learn, and access resources,” said Governor Whitmer. “This funding for community centers across Michigan will help us deliver on our ‘Make it in Michigan’ vision for economic development by revitalizing places to make them more attractive to live, work, and invest. Let’s keep working together to make every region of our state a place where anyone can envision a bright future.”
These grants build on Gov. Whitmer’s ‘Make it in Michigan’ strategy to win projects, invest in people and revitalize places, with two types of grants available – program grants and capital project grants. Applicants may apply for both grants, but the total request from one organization cannot exceed $2.5 million. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31.
Capital Project Grant examples could include but are not limited to new construction, remodeling existing structures, purchasing land, purchasing equipment, purchasing and installing energy efficient heating and/or cooling equipment, installing renewable energy systems, weatherizing facility, replacing roof and windows, and/or installing/updating recreation fields.
Community Center Program Grant examples could include but are not limited to mentoring, STEM education, environmental justice activities, renewable energy information, disaster preparedness, outdoor education, before or after-school education, volunteer programs, youth volunteer efforts, career or workforce training, recreational or athletic activities, senior activities, veteran support activities, food access, wraparound services, health services, behavioral services and licensed childcare.
Visit Michigan.gov/CommunityCenterGrants for more information and to apply.