Local Community Growth Grants Out, Deadline March 21

The Regional Prosperity Initiative’s goal is to encourage local private, public and non-profit partners to create vibrant regional economies through collaboration and local decision making.  This program, by providing direct financial and technical assistance support to communities for planning, collaboration, local decision-making for the purposes of action-oriented projects, will enhance our communities’ sense of place and build the foundation for a stronger regional economy. Grants of up to $7,500 (provided as cash and/or technical assistance) will be made available on a competitive basis to city, village, township, and county governments from the ten-county (NWMCOG/Northwest Prosperity Region #2) region.

Successful projects will create the conditions for sustainable and efficient growth and development by implementing strategies that are consistent with local values, community goals.  Successful applicants are also likely to demonstrate linkages to principles within The Grand Vision (thegrandvision.org) and/or New Designs for Growth (newdesignsforgrowth.org).

Eligible local governments in the following counties are eligible to apply:

  • Antrim
  • Benzie
  • Charlevoix
  • Emmet
  • Grand Traverse
  • Kalkaska
  • Leelanau
  • Manistee
  • Missaukee
  • Wexford

Grant applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on March 21, 2014.

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Local Community Growth Grants Out, Deadline March 21

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