The MI Funding Hub offers support to villages, townships, cities, and counties. All municipalities are welcome to contact the Hub. We cater primarily to smaller communities with limited capacity, and disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution.

The MI Funding Hub assists municipalities anywhere in the State of Michigan. Support is available to all units of local government, including villages, cities, townships, and counties.

The MI Funding Hub support and technical assistance services are entirely free of charge.

The MI Funding Hub cannot directly support nonprofits, homeowners’ associations, neighborhood groups, or other non-municipal organizations. While partnerships are often crucial to a successful endeavor, the MI Funding Hub support must be provided directly to a municipality.

The MI Funding Hub assists municipalities by providing a database of funding programs, helping communities identify funding opportunities as they become available, answering funding questions, and directing applicants to funding sources.

The MI Funding Hub team also assists applicants with developing well-thought-out and strategic projects, preparing successful grant applications, and establishing effective systems to deliver desirable grant outcomes. If communities require support beyond the capacity of the MI Funding Hub program, we will help connect them with referrals to additional technical assistance providers.

The MI Funding Hub connects municipalities to funding available at the state and federal levels. We also maintain a partial list of private resources, such as philanthropic foundations, with funding opportunities directed toward municipal projects.

The Hub is here to support a variety of projects for public purposes, such as long-standing and future infrastructure needs, economic development, housing, water, transportation, and workforce development.

The federal government has made it a goal that 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are “marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution.” For more information, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/environmentaljustice/justice40/

The categories of concentrated Justice40-focused investments are climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and sustainable housing, training and workforce development, remediation and reduction of legacy pollution, and critical clean water and wastewater infrastructure development.

The Michigan Municipal League (the League), with funding from the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity (LEO), is the organization powering the MI Funding Hub. We have assembled a team of experts from across many fields to provide knowledgeable support to municipalities seeking funding for public purposes. For more information about the League, visit https://mml.org/

The process starts by emailing the MI Funding Hub helpdesk at helpdesk@mifundinghub.org. A team member will reply via email with an intake form to gather basic information about the applicant community and project priorities. From there, our team will schedule a meeting with your community to provide basic coaching and discuss how to meet your funding needs. If needed and appropriate, the MI Funding Hub team will provide additional advanced coaching and/or refer you to a partner organization that can provide additional assistance, if available.

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