Competitive Grant Assistance Program Grants Awarded

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Twelve Municipalities to Receive Funding

April 1, 2014

More than $13.0 million in funding, through the Competitive Grant Assistance Program (CGAP), will be awarded to 12 local units of government across Michigan. CGAP helps offset costs associated with mergers, consolidations, inter-local agreements, and cooperative efforts for local units, authorities, and school districts.  

“This program continues to be a valuable tool for municipalities and school districts looking to collaborate with neighboring units, implement best practices, and get the most of their limited tax dollars,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “The local units of government receiving these grants have demonstrated a serious commitment to collaboration, consolidation, and mergers which support the goals of good government.”

The following communities will receive CGAP Grants for the first round of fiscal year 2014 with projects and amounts noted (alphabetical order): 

Ann Arbor Township 

Collaborate with Superior Township for Fire Department Feasibility Study - $8,819  

City of Coldwater 

Consolidation of GIS with neighboring communities  - $406,645


City of Dearborn 

Consolidation of Emergency Dispatch (Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, and Melvindale) - $3,950,725


City of Detroit 

Collaborate to join the statewide records management system - $753,300 

City of Grosse Pointe Woods 

Consolidation of Emergency Dispatch (Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Farms, and Grosse Pointe Shores) - $500,000


City of Inkster 

Consolidation of police services with Wayne County - $486,754


City of Marshall 

Collaborate with Calhoun County and Michigan State Police to share services and facilities - $1,319,583


Michigan Municipal Services Authority 

Continued collaboration to develop a cloud based Financial Management and Human Resources Software System - $5,000,000


Village of Middleville 

Collaborate with neighboring townships to determine the feasibility of joint planning - $14,750


City of Niles 

Collaborate with three communities for Fire Department Feasibility Study - $25,000


Wayne County 

Consolidation of the City of Detroit's Vital Records with Wayne County - $211,200 


City of Westland 

Consolidation of Wayne‚ÄźWestland Fire Department with Inkster Fire Department - $347,036

When considering CGAP applications, special consideration and preference is given to proposals calling for complete mergers of two or more local units of government. 

Applications for fiscal year 2014 - round 2 will be available on Treasury’s Web site May 1, 2014 and will be due by June 25, 2014. Treasury reviews applications on a rolling basis. 

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