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Where have we been?

Where are we now?

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3

Phase 1 (2016)

We recruited stakeholders to analyze the problem, created a beginning set of system elements, and began considering a framework for a Detroit community development system.

Phase 2 (2017-2018)

We formed an Advisory Council, conducted extensive research resulting in a specific set of challenges and created Task Forces to respond to those challenges and develop test-projects for most of the elements.

Phase 3 (2019-2020)

Stakeholders will champion elements of the system, working closely with CDOs and GROs, by “test-piloting” project ideas:

  • Coordination of Capacity Building Services
  • Community Development Career Navigation Model
  • Neighborhood Vitality Success Framework
  • Neighborhood Voice and Advocacy Framework
  • At least two city-CDO funded partnerships

Simultaneously we will:

  • Activate the System Capitalization element
  • Establish a governance/oversight structure
  • Develop a process to resolve CDO coverage for all neighborhoods
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From CEDAM: Funding Opportunities

Friday, January 15Tuesday, February 9


Creative Placemaking Public Resources GuideThe Creative Placemaking Public Resources Guide is a new resource that helps community development practitioners, arts, and cultural organizations survey the landscape and decode the language of federal government funding opportunities that might support creative placemaking efforts. From housing to food programs, this guide can help you identify public resources and determine if they are the right fit for your community. 
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Funding Opportunities

Financial Empowerment Center planning grants

The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened individual and family financial instability, compounded with a number of new issues, including a looming national eviction crisis. Local government leaders across the country are leveraging the Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) model of free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling as a critical component of their COVID-19 response strategy. Financial Empowerment Centers have helped more than 116,000 clients reduce their debt by over $160 million and increase their savings by $26 million.

Interested in bringing this powerful model to your city or county? The CFE Fund is accepting applications for the 2021 Financial Empowerment Center Planning Cohort. 

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) round 2 mini grants

Professional or Organization Development Minigrant (POD) provides up to $1,500 to assist nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, artists, arts administrators, arts educators and film professionals with opportunities that specifically improve their management and/or brings the artist or arts organization to another level artistically.

Minigrant Arts Projects provides up to $4,000 to support special opportunities and address arts and cultural needs locally. The grant can assist in promoting public engagement, diverse and distinctive art, lifelong learning in the arts and the strengthening or livability of communities. Through the arts, projects can support a broad range of artistic expression from all cultures through projects which preserve, produce or present traditional or contemporary arts and culture and/or arts education.

Learn more about these opportunities.

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Local apprenticeship grants for underrepresented populations

More than $11 million is available to fund grant awards to groups of statewide and/or local partners who will work as Regional Implementation Consortia to expand registered apprenticeship opportunities. Funds provided by the grant awards will help reimburse Registered Apprenticeship Program costs, including on-the-job learning and related technical instruction. The Consortia will lead expansion activities to accelerate the growth of more than 6,000 apprentices with a focus on underrepresented populations, including youth and veterans in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers in advanced manufacturing, construction, energy, healthcare, information technology and mobility sectors to help secure Michigan’s future. LEO anticipates funding between 10–15 awardees, ranging from $300,000 to $1.1 million each.

To learn more about becoming a Regional Implementation Consortia partner, contact the LEO State Apprenticeship Expansion Team at LEO-Apprenticeship@michigan.govTo learn more about this RFP opportunity, visit

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Webinar: FY 2021 Strategic and Community Development (SECD) funding opportunity

Join the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to learn about the Fiscal Year 2021 funding opportunity known as Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD). They encourage you to join if your work supports regional community development or promotes rural economic diversity.

SECD encourages and promotes regional economic and community strategic planning in rural America. Applicants are encouraged to consider projects that support a multi-jurisdictional or a multi-sectoral plan. These plans must provide measurable results in helping rural communities build robust and sustainable economies through strategic investments in broadband, businesses and community facilities. Covered programs in FY 2021 are:

This webinar will introduce attendees to the Innovation Center, review Farm Bill changes to SECD and discuss the FY 2021 application requirements and process. To register, visit this link.

If you have questions, please contact or (573) 239‑2945.

Webinar date: February 9, 2021 | 4–5pm EST 


Friday, January 15

Tuesday, February 9

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