23 Projects from 19 Michigan Communities Seek Votes
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Online voting is now open in a statewide program that provides microgrants for community projects.
This year, 23 projects from 19 Michigan communities are competing for Bridge Builders Microgrants, a program supported by the Michigan Municipal League Foundation. Voting for Bridge Builders Microgrant projects helps to shine a spotlight on local visionaries, change-makers, and community leaders. In all, the Foundation received more than 100 microgrant applications with 23 projects moving on to the online voting phase of the program.
The projects vying for microgrants are in the following communities: Benton Harbor, Bessemer, Coopersville, Detroit, Grandville, Holland, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Larium, Marcellus, Montrose, Muskegon, Oxford, Pontiac, Rogers City, Solon Township, St. Clair Shores, Vicksburg, and North Adams.
Voting for Bridge Builders semi-finalist projects is open from May 30 through June 11. Voting is allowed once per day, per person by anyone in Michigan. Our statewide juries will consider vote totals along with other factors when they select this year’s grantees, so get your votes in!
The Bridge Builders Microgrants program brings funding to neighborhoods and Main Streets across Michigan. Microgrants support collaboration between local government, small businesses, artists, and community members to lead placemaking and other creative activities in Michigan Municipal League member communities. Funded projects provide dynamic, creative activities that bring people together. To learn more about this year’s funding categories click here.
This year’s program anticipates awarding approximately four Main Street Microgrants of $5,000 each, and 10 Neighborhood Microgrants of $1,000 each.
Those with questions or those interested in partnership opportunities should contact Rachel Skylis at 734-669-6333 or [email protected].
The Michigan Municipal League is dedicated to making Michigan’s communities better by thoughtfully innovating programs, energetically connecting ideas and people, actively serving members with resources and services, and passionately inspiring positive change for Michigan’s greatest centers of potential: its communities. The League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington, D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services. Learn more at mml.org.
The Michigan Municipal League Foundation was created thirty years ago to be the philanthropic arm of the Michigan Municipal League. The MML Foundation serves the members of the Michigan Municipal League and is on a mission to create and cultivate resources, partnerships, and opportunities that Michigan communities need to thrive.