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Where have we been?

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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Upcoming Opportunities from CEDAM

Monday, May 17Friday, May 21

NACEDA Funding Opportunities Page

The National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) has recently updated their funding opportunities page to be more useful and accessible. The page is now broken down into the following categories: Affordable Housing, Community Economic Development, COVID-19, Healthy Places, Creative Places, Antiracism, Rural Communities, and Other.

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Funding Opportunities

Financially Distressed Cities, Villages and Townships (FDCVT) Grant Program

Cities, villages and townships experiencing financial struggles can now apply for a grant to help fund special projects and free up tax dollars for important services, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Applications are now being accepted for the Financially Distressed Cities, Villages and Townships (FDCVT) Grant Program. Municipalities interested in applying for an award must submit applications to the state Treasury Department.


Deadline: 11:59pm on Monday, May 17, 2021

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) grants

The Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has announced the opening of their FY22 grant programs.  Applicants from across the state of Michigan can apply (based on eligibility) to one of the six programs MCACA offers:

  • Arts in Education
  • Capital Improvement
  • Minigrant Projects & POD
  • New Leaders
  • Operational Support
  • Project Support

Learn more about these opportunities.

Deadline: June 1, 2021 (except for minigrants)

Land Bank Incubator Scholarship Program

The Center for Community Progress is pleased to announce the Land Bank Incubator Scholarship Program, a new initiative to support local and state leaders who, in the face of emerging challenges to our communities and neighborhoods triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, seek to launch new land banks to help with equitable recovery efforts and to advance long-term goals of building healthy, inclusive, and resilient neighborhoods for all.

This initiative will offer scholarships to competitively selected applicants in the form of customized, high-impact technical assistance, which will be delivered at no cost by the team of national experts at Community Progress.

The three objectives of the Land Bank Incubator Scholarship Program are to:

  1. Expand the number of land banks in states that already have state enabling land bank legislation

  2. Help local and/or state partners design and adopt new state enabling land bank legislation where no state law currently exists

  3. Help local and/or state partners reform and optimize their state’s existing enabling land bank legislation

Learn more 

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until July 21, 2022 or until all scholarship funding has been awarded


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