The Gordie Howe International Bridget project team has announced it is accepting applications for the 2023 Community Organization Investment, a five-year initiative as part of the Community Benefits Plan.
The Neighborhood Infrastructure Strategy of the Community Benefits Plan includes a commitment to provide a $100,000 (CDN) annual investment allowance for community organizations located in or serving Sandwich/west Windsor or Delray/Southwest Detroit residents for a five-year duration from 2020 – 2024. Following consultation with community partners, the project team has committed to increasing the annual investment to $200,000 (CDN) annually for the 2023 and 2024 funding cycles. Each community will receive $100,000 in funding for the remaining two years.
Eligible organizations can submit funding applications ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 (CDN) for events, programming and infrastructure improvements that will benefit the neighborhoods closest to the project.
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on January 25, 2023. Applications will undergo a thorough review process and will only be considered for funding if eligibility requirements are met.
Organizations looking for additional information on the Community Organization Investment process and eligibility requirements are encouraged to visit GordieHoweInterntationalBridge.com or attend the upcoming, in-person information session in Southwest Detroit:
Presentations at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
If you have any questions about the Community Organization Investment, contact Courtney Sweet, Manager, Community Benefits, Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority, at email@example.com or 226-724-1675