MSHDA awards $2.1 million in Neighborhood Enhancement Grants

Media Contact: Katie Bach, BachK@michigan.gov

LANSING, June 24, 2020 - The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) awarded $2.1 million in Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) grants to 56 local governments and nonprofit groups across Michigan. NEP is designed to launch improvement projects directly tied to enhancing and stabilizing communities. Projects can focus on neighborhood public amenity enhancements, improve residents’ quality of life, or help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These grants will allow local groups across the state help their communities with specific needs that improve the quality of life for residents. MSHDA supports innovative, highly visible and meaningful housing-focused ideas to improve and stabilize neighborhoods,” said Gary Heidel, acting executive director of MSHDA.

During its fifth round of funding, MSHDA allocated $1 million to rural communities, designated as having 5,000 or fewer residents. To become a grantee, organizations had to show a level of need and demonstrate that the proposed project will make a noticeable difference within the community. Due to COVID-19, the project completion deadline for funded projects has been extended to September 2021.

The goal of this funding is to help – and eventually showcase – model Michigan neighborhoods where residents are engaged and facilitating change.

The grant awardees are:
Click here for grant project descriptions.

Allen Neighborhood Center, Ingham
Grant Amount: $56,500

Bridging Communities, Wayne
Grant Amount: $50,000    

Buena Vista Twp., Saginaw
Grant Amount: $30,000

Capital Area Housing Partnership, Ingham
Grant Amount: $50,000

Central Detroit Christian, Wayne
Grant Amount: $50,000

Chapel Hill United Methodist Church (Battle Creek), Calhoun
Grant Amount: $50,000

City of Beaverton, Gladwin
Grant Amount: $40,000

City of Bronson, Branch
Grant Amount:  $20,000

City of Coldwater, Branch
Grant Amount: $40,000

City of Corunna, Shiawassee
Grant Amount: $30,000

City of Dowagiac, Cass
Grant Amount: $30,000

City of Eaton Rapids, Eaton
Grant Amount: $30,000

City of Ecorse (Wayne County), Wayne
Grant Amount: $15,000

City of Grand Haven Neighborhood Housing Services, Ottawa
Grant Amount: $55,000

City of Hancock, Houghton
Grant Amount: $30,000

City of Hillsdale, Hillsdale
Grant Amount: $30,000

City of Ironwood, Gogebic
Grant Amount: $30,000

City of Lapeer, Lapeer
Grant Amount: $54,998     

City of Negaunee, Marquette
Grant Amount:  $35,000

City of Madison Heights, Oakland
Grant Amount: $25,000

City of Montrose, Genesee
Grant Amount: $30,000

City of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella
Grant Amount:  $30,000

City of Reed City, Osceola
Grant Amount: $30,000

City of Stanton, Montcalm
Grant Amount:  $30,000

City of Three Rivers, St. Joseph
Grant Amount: $30,000     

City of Vassar, Tuscola
Grant Amount: $30,000  

Cody Rouge CAA, Wayne
Grant Amount: $50,000

Court Street Village (Flint), Genesee
Grant Amount: $50,000

Develop Detroit, Wayne
Grant Amount: $50,000

GenesisHOPE, Wayne
Grant Amount: $25,000

Gogebic Ontonagon CAA, Gogebic
Grant Amount: $55,000

Jefferson East, Wayne
Grant Amount: $50,000

Joy Southfield CDC, Wayne          
Grant Amount: $24,750

Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, Kalamazoo
Grant Amount: $40,000    

LifeBUILDERS, Wayne
Grant Amount: $75,000       

MDS CAA – Escanaba, Delta
Grant Amount: $30,000

MDS CAA – Manistique, Schoolcraft
Grant Amount: $30,000

MDS CAA – Menominee, Menominee
Grant Amount: $30,000

Metro Community Development, Genesee
Grant Amount: $50,000

Monroe County Opportunity Program/The Opportunity Center, Monroe
Grant Amount: $30,000

NCCS, White Cloud, Newaygo
Grant Amount: $30,000

Neighborhoods Inc. of Battle Creek, Calhoun
Grant Amount: $50,000

New Development Corporation, Grand Rapids, Kent
Grant Amount: $50,000

Otsego County Housing Committee, City of Gaylord, Otsego
Grant Amount:  $30,000

Rebuilding Together Southeast Michigan, Wayne
Grant Amount: $15,000

Saginaw County CAC, Buena Vista
Grant Amount: $30,000

Southwestern Urban League, Calhoun
Grant Amount: $50,000

Sinai-Grace Guild CDC, Wayne
Grant Amount: $50,000        

Venture, Pontiac
Grant Amount:  $45,000

Village of Bancroft, Shiawassee
Grant Amount:  $10,000

Village of Cassopolis, Cass
Grant Amount: $45,000

Village of Colon, St. Joseph
Grant Amount: $20,000

Village of Mancelona, Antrim
Grant Amount: $45,000

Wayne County Land Bank Corp., Highland Park
Grant Amount: $42,500

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, Highland Park
Grant Amount: $75,000        

3Sixty, City of Holland, Ottawa
Grant Amount: $22,000