Community Revitalization and Placemaking Grants

Governor Whitmer recommends an investment of $100,000,000 to proactively address the impacts being seen in Michigan communities by investing in projects that enable population and tax revenue growth. This significant investment includes multiple paths to proactively address the impacts being seen in Michigan communities through the following activities:  

  • Grants of up to the lesser of $5,000,000 or 50% of costs associated with the rehabilitation of vacant and blighted buildings or costs associated with the repurposing of space left vacant as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Grants of up to $1,000,000 for permanent place-based infrastructure associated with social-zones, outdoor dining and similar placed-based public spaces.  

  • Grants of up to the lesser of $5,000,000 or 50% to support redevelopment or revitalization of historic properties in coordination with the Michigan Certified Local Government program or other historic resource redevelopment programs. 

  • Grants of up to the lesser of $5,000,000 or 50% of project costs for priority sites identified by certified Michigan Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC).