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Competitive Grant Assistance Program (CGAP)

The grant application period is currently closed.

For questions pertaining to the Economic Vitality Incentive Grant Program, please contact the Michigan Department of Treasury, Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis, at 517-373-2697.

Description

Public Act 63 of 2011, as amended and repealed by Public Acts 278 of 2011 and 107 of 2012, introduced the Economic Vitality Incentive Grant Program.  The purpose of this program is to provide incentive-based grants to cities, villages, townships, and counties that elect to combine government operations.  The grants are to offset the costs associated with mergers, inter-local agreements, and cooperative efforts for approved projects that occur on or after October 1, 2011. 

Public Act 236 of 2012, provides a supplemental appropriation of $10 million for the Competitive Grant Assistance Program (CGAP), renamed from EVIP. $5 million has been designated for the combination of public safety operations.

Eligible Local Units

All Michigan cities, villages, townships and counties are eligible to submit a grant application.

Criteria:

  • Merger of two or more governmental units, occurring on or after October 1, 2011
  • Consolidation of departments and/or a unified tax system across 2 or more governmental units
  • Cost savings/efficiencies/taxpayer benefit
  • Completion timeframe
  • Reimbursement of costs occurring on or after June 21, 2011, for mergers, interlocal agreements, and cooperative efforts that occur on or after October 1, 2011

Application

Round 2 - Closed

Approximately $11 million was available for Round 2.  $5 million was designated for the combination of public safety operations.

A total of $5 million was appropriated in FY 2012 for the EVIP grant program. The first round of FY 2012 was opened up on August 2, 2011, and applications were due by November 1, 2011.  More than $4 million was awarded to 28 projects in the first round of FY 2012.

FY 2012 EVIP Grant Program Tips

Grant Program Forms