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Opportunities for MI Nonprofits
MI Impact Grant
The Application for the MI Impact Grant Closed On June 26, 2023 at 12:00 pm EST.
LEO is accepting applications for innovative programs that provide, or expand, programming with the intent of lifting people out of poverty and above the ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained, Employed) threshold, especially as it pertains to the effects COVID-19 had on this population.
Impact Grant applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
- Be a nonprofit, operating in Michigan, certified as a 501(c)3 or 501 (c)19 by the Internal Revenue Service. Recipients are required to provide an IRS letter of determination of nonprofit status.
- Provide expanded services to meet the needs of individuals in poverty and to lift families above the ALICE threshold.
- Demonstrate financial stability and capacity to manage additional funds.
- Be compliant with state and federal regulatory bodies including the IRS, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), and Michigan Attorney General.
- Must have been in operation prior to January 1, 2019
Applications will be accepted until June 26, at noon. It is highly recommended that applicants review the Request for Proposals prior to completing the application.
- A pre-bid webinar to provide an overview of the grant opportunity was held on Wednesday, May 24, at 1 p.m. Watch the MI Impact Grant Informational webinar recording.
- A pre-bid webinar to provide an overview of utilizing EGrAMS grant management system was held on Wed., May 31, at 1 p.m. Watch the MI Impact Grant: Overview of EGrAMS Grant Application System webinar recording.
MI Nonprofit Relief Fund
THE APPLICATION FOR THE MI NONPROFIT RELIEF FUND CLOSED ON MAY 5, 2023 AT 11:59 PM EST.
The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) launched the $35 million MI Nonprofit Relief Fund to assist Michigan’s nonprofits who are struggling with the negative impacts and hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic so they can continue to serve their hard-hit communities.
The relief fund, designed for small nonprofits, is part of a two-part grant program. An additional $15 million in grants will be available to larger nonprofits later this year.
To be eligible for this funding, organizations must be a Michigan-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit or a fiscally sponsored project by a 501(c)(3) and able to demonstrate necessary expenditures and/or losses due to the COVID-19 public health emergency incurred after March 3, 2021. MNA membership is not required to apply. Nonprofits must have been in operation prior to January 1, 2019, and be compliant with state and federal regulatory bodies, including the IRS, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), and the Michigan Attorney General. Nonprofits can learn more at MiNonprofitRelief.org.
If you have any questions regarding the Nonprofit Relief Fund that are not answered in the Frequently Asked Questions:
This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRF4948 awarded to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
“Michigan’s nonprofits uplift communities, create jobs, and make a real difference in people’s lives. The Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund will ensure eligible nonprofits have the resources they need to continue providing critical services that lift Michiganders out of poverty and support regions across our state. We are committed to building a brighter future for Michigan by removing barriers to economic prosperity and ensuring residents can thrive.”
-- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer