Funding Sources for Community Economic Development
Looking for grants in these places could bring you some unexpected funding! Photo credit: Pup Fan 

Below are some of the best places to use when you are seeking funding for community economic development in Michigan. CEDAM members can log in here to see more grant tools and our list of foundations and businesses that fund CED.

Every month CEDAM members also get a “Funding Alert” email containing relevant grants that are open for application. Typically there are 10-20 grants we find each month related to housing, placemaking, transportation, fresh food access, at-risk populations, development projects, main street improvements and so on. Though these particular examples are no longer available, below you will see some of the different varieties found in the funding alert:

Lansing Sense of Place $5,000 – $75,000
Placemaking projects that are taking place in the City of Lansing are eligible for funding from the City. Deadline is August 15, 2014.

Rural Home Rehab and Repair Up to $50,000
The USDA provides these grants to organizations and municipalities to assist low-income rural homeowners with home rehab and repair. Grants can also be used for rental units if the units are made available to low-income tenants. Deadline is July 24, 2014.

Gardening and Green Space $1,500
Miracle-Gro grants support community gardens and other green space projects. Deadline is February 17, 2014.

Note that the funding directory and funding alerts are only available to members joining as an organization and not an individual person.

Good luck!