Published on May 04, 2023
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The City of Grand Rapids recently made investments totaling $78,000 to support projects designed to bring community together and promote a deeper sense of belonging among neighbors. These investments were completed with 25 contracts brought forward by local resident leaders as part of the City’s Neighborhood Match Fund (NMF) program.
Each project is led or co-led by a Grand Rapids resident. All applications were reviewed for completeness and alignment to NMF objectives. The approved ideas moved forward in the contracting process by having each project lead meet one on one with the NMF team to create shared understanding on project scope and NMF contract requirements and discuss strategies for intentional and inclusive project outreach and impact.
Next round of NMF project submissions will be accepted June 1-30 for projects taking place September through February 2024.
NMF contract awards for 2023 projects went to: