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Crain's Detroit: $15 million available for nonprofits aimed at eliminating poverty (MI Impact Grant)

March 30, 2023

By Sherri Welch | March 30, 2023

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity on Wednesday opened a two-part application process for nonprofits interested in applying for part of $15 million in funding to support lifting residents out of poverty.

The MI Impact Grant program will provide one-time grants of $500,000-$2 million from August 2023 to August 2025 to create or expand programs aimed at economic mobility.

The formal application process isn't open yet. Nonprofits should respond to the request for information, which will inform how the grant program is designed, on the Michigan Poverty Task Force website by noon April 21, the state said,

LEO said it expects to launch the formal application process for the MI Impact Grant program later this spring.

The impact grants will be made to larger, Michigan-based 501(c)3 nonprofits or fiscally sponsored projects for proposals with long-term strategies that align with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's MI New Economy plan's goal of lifting 100,000 families out of working poverty during the next five years and with the 2019 Michigan Poverty Task Force goal to address the disparities that affect residents' abilities to afford necessities such as housing, child care, food, health care and transportation.

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