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Competitive Grant Assistance Program
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Description
  • Purpose:

    The purpose of the grant program is to provide incentive-based grants to stimulate smaller, more efficient government and encourage mergers, consolidations, and cooperations between two or more qualified jurisdictions.

    The grants are to offset the costs associated with mergers, interlocal agreements, and cooperative efforts for cities, villages, townships, counties, authorities, school districts, intermediate school districts, public community colleges, and public universities that elect to combine government operations.

    The program is focused on stimulating projects between two or more qualified jurisdictions that are creating new mergers, consolidations, and/or cooperative efforts/collaborations of existing services.

  • Eligibility:

    All Michigan cities, villages, townships, counties, authorities, school districts, intermediate school districts, public community colleges, and public universities.

    For an authority, school district, intermediate school district, public community college, or public university to qualify for grant funding under this program, the authority, school district, intermediate school district, public community college, or public university must combine operations with a city, village, township, or county.

  • Criteria:
    • A completed application with detailed information
    • Merger of two or more governmental units
    • Consolidation of departments and/or existing services across 2 or more governmental units
    • Cooperative effort or collaboration of 2 or more governmental units
    • Consolidated or combined government operations must demonstrate taxpayer benefits of cost savings, efficiencies, and/or improved services
    • The governmental unit must demonstrate how budgeted costs directly relate to and are necessary for implementation of the merger, consolidation, or cooperative effort
    • Priority will be given to projects that start after October 1, 2013
    • Projects are funded on a reimbursement basis
  • FY 2014 Appropriation Amount Available:
    Approximately $8.0 million in funding will be available for the Michigan Department of Treasury to award.
  • Application Period:
    May 1, 2014 to June 25, 2014
Templates
  • CGAP Resolution Template DOC iconThe above file is a template that local units can use to assist them in preparing their grant acceptance resolution. Local units do not have to use this template. The template is available to assist a local unit if it so chooses. Local units have the latitude to create the required resolution in a manner best suited for the local unit.
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