About the Program
The funding for this program comes from the federal Coronavirus Relief Funds awarded to the State of Michigan as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has partnered with the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) to assist in administering this grant program on behalf of the state, consistent with federal and state requirements. This is a one-time infusion of capital into Michigan's nonprofit sector to provide relief to these critical organizations, while allowing them to continue or expand their services to areas hit the hardest by COVID-19 and to populations that are underserved and underrepresented. The ultimate success of the program will be judged by the number of nonprofits able to continue services.
Because this is a federally funded and state-operated program, there are certain registration requirements that all grantees will need to follow in order to receive funding. More information about relevant compliance requirements will be forthcoming.