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Neighborhood Enhancement

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Neighborhood Enhancement


The Neighborhood Enhancement Program's (NEP)  primary goals are to identify and fund innovative activities to address a neighborhood's specific needs; assist and then showcase Michigan neighborhood(s) where people are engaged and facilitating change; and to provide funding to facilitate and implement activities.

The Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) can financially assist high-impact, innovative, neighborhood housing-oriented activities that benefit low and moderate income areas and residents. All components are designed to fund tangible housing-oriented activities that are: implementation ready; highly visible; impactful to the neighborhood and resident's qualify of life; holistically/community focused; and where there is buy-in and demonstrated support within the neighborhood and community. 

Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) Round 8 window is now OPEN

Resources for Applying

NEP Round 8 application overview and instructions
NEP Round 8 Sample Application Questions 
NEP Low/mod Eligibility Form 
IGX Grants System Manual
System Access Guidance
System Access IGX Video 
Annual Profiles IGX Video 
NEP Application Video

Who Can Apply?

Nonprofit 501(c)3 Agencies and Local Units of Government that receive a combined total of less than $500,000 in annual CDBG/HOME allocations. YOU MUST HAVE IGX SYSTEM ACCESS PRIOR TO APPLYING.

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Previous Recipients

NEP In Your Community - Final Outcome Reports

NEP Documents

2021 Contractors by Region
2021 Lead Inspectors
Steps to Lead-Safe RRP Brochure (March 2021)
Neighborhood Policy & Compliance Handbook (Round 5) 
Neighborhood Policy & Compliance Handbook (Round 6)
Neighborhood Policy & Compliance Handbook (Round 7)
Training Manual/System User's Guide
NEP Grantee Press Release Template (June 2020) 
NEP Grantee Suggested Social Media Posts (June 2020) 
EPA Lead Based Paint Program Q & A (March 2018)


Pre-Approval Request Form
Household Income Self Certification Form
Tenant Household Income Self Certification Form
Landlord Written Participation & Certification Agreement
Homeowner Certification
Homeowner Mortgage
Homeowner Note
Program Administration Report
Approval and Request for Contractor Payment
Household Participation Engagement Survey
Grantee Participation Engagement Survey
Final Outcome Report
Rental Mortgage
Rental Note