By: Rina Risper
LANSING, MI – Today, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) announced the $15 million MI Impact Grant program available to Michigan’s larger nonprofits that provide programming to lift Michiganders out of poverty.
“Michigan’s nonprofits work every day to uplift their communities and bolster the economy,” said Susan Corbin, director of LEO. “We are proud to offer this grant program to strengthen Michigan’s nonprofit ecosystem and deliver on our mission to close equity gaps and remove barriers to economic prosperity.”
The grant program, which is designed to support the critical work of nonprofits that provide meaningful and sustained impact in the communities they serve, will prioritize partnerships with larger nonprofits that share the state’s commitment to providing services that help lift Michigan residents out of poverty and above the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) threshold.
Large nonprofits could receive one-time grant funds of up to $2 million from August 2023 to August 2025 to create programming or expand current programming that helps lift Michiganders out of poverty. The application for the grant program is estimated to launch this spring. To be eligible for this funding, organizations must be a Michigan-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit or a fiscally sponsored project by a 501(c)(3).