Through the Regional Prosperity Initiative, CUPPAD has established a competitive mini-grant program available to local governments and nonprofit organizations to initiate or improve placemaking principles in their local communities. Initiatives that enhance downtowns, parks, neighborhoods, plazas, or any public gathering space can greatly impact a community’s sense of place. The Prosperous Places Mini-Grant Program aims to build a thriving future for Central Upper Peninsula communities by creating places where people want to live, work, and play.
Grant awards may range between $500 and $5,000 and require a 1:1 match.
Projects utilizing Prosperous Places funds are to be completed between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
Deadline for applications is June 1, 2018.
What is Placemaking?
Placemaking is a community-based approach to the planning, design and management of spaces that have local and regional importance. It involves the discovery and implementation of practices that make our communities distinctive, economically viable, accessible and visually pleasing. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration and potential, creating good public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and economic well-being. View the grant guidelines within the application form to learn more about what placemaking projects may be a good fit for your community.
Please call Ryan Soucy at (906) 399-1371 with any questions.