Lake Antoine - Dickinson County

Grants & Foundation Funding

CUPPAD regularly assists communities with the daunting task of finding sources of funding for projects that do not qualify for a government grant. In addition to regularly notifying local units of government about funding opportunities, CUPPAD maintains information on various foundations that may provide funds, promotional items for fund-raising activities, and technical assistance. If you are seeking a funding source for a specific project, or would like to be placed on the list of communities receiving grant information as opportunities are announced, contact us at Funding opportunities and reminders are also announced as they are received on our website and Facebook Page.

Rural Federal Resources

Agency Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ideal for rural communities interested in creating, updating, and maintaining sustainable communities through fair housing, transportation, and environmental protection.

Application due dates: Yearly cycle.

Michigan Center for the Arts and Cultural Affairs Arts Mini-Grants

Agency Name: MCACA and the MEDC

CUPPAD is a regional re-granter for MCACA mini-grants to promote meaningful and fundable arts and cultural opportunities in the region to ensure the arts are accessible to all- even in our rural communities. Applications up to $4,000 (1 to 1 match required) are available to eligible nonprofit organizations and units of government. Other funding opportunities through MCACA are available for capital improvement projects if there is a substantial artistic outcome as a result of the project.

Application closing date: Yearly cycle. August 3, 2019.

Rural Innovation Fund Program (HUD)

Agency Name: Department of Housing and Urban Development

The purpose of the Rural Fund is to provide support for highly targeted and innovative grants dedicated to addressing the problems of concentrated rural housing distress and community poverty for projects that demonstrate a great likelihood of substantial impact in addressing the housing needs and community poverty in the project area.

Application closing date: Yearly cycle.

Elimination of Blight Program (MSHDA)

Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services, MSHDA, Michigan Land Bank

To eliminate blight, public hazards, and public nuisances, competitive funding is available through the Michigan Land Bank up to $200,000 for demolition. Ideally, an end use is determined after demolition and the project complements current land use and community planning efforts.

Application closing date:  Yearly cycle, typically June/July.

Prosperous Places Placemaking Mini-Grants

Agency Name: Regional Prosperity Council

Focusing on projects that create vibrant public places and stimulate local economic development. Placemaking is a community development strategy that provides communities with a higher quality of life, a sense of pride, and serves to attract people and investment in our communities.

Application closing date:  Yearly cycle, typically June/July.

Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program

Agency Name: Department of Natural Resources

Bordered by four Great Lakes, Michigan is graced with the world’s longest freshwater coastline. The Coastal Management¬†Program in the Office of the Great Lakes promotes wise management of the cultural and natural resources of Michigan’s Great Lakes coast. The program supports healthy and productive coastal ecosystems and resilient, vibrant, and sustainable coastal communities.

Application closing date: Yearly cycle. December 2019.

The CUPPAD Region

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