For Nonprofits and Community Groups

Master Rehab Plan Assistance Program

The City of Detroit Housing and Revitalization Department (HRD) requests applications from nonprofits operating public serving facilities to obtain assistance with creation of a Master Rehabilitation Plan (Master Rehab Plan) for their facility. A master rehab plan will identify and prioritize capital needs of the nonprofit’s facilities. Applicants with multiple locations must submit a separate application for each location. Awarded organizations will receive assistance from a City of Detroit contracted Owner's representative to create a Master Rehab Plan outlining their facility capital needs, which can be used when submitting future applications to HRD Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) opportunities. HRD will publish a NOFA in 2023, providing organizations the opportunity to apply for funding for projects that support ADA improvements to public serving nonprofit organizations with facilities located in the City of Detroit. Having a comprehensive Master Rehab Plan will be included as part of the scoring award criteria for the NOFA.

To learn more about this opportunity, CLICK HERE. 

To apply for the Master Rehab Plan Assistance Program, CLICK HERE

COVID-19 Support for Homeless Populations

If you serve people experiencing homelessness, use this form to make requests. Please note this is only for those working with people experiencing homelessness. Requests for assistance for other populations will be referred to the Health Department.

Neighborhood Opportunity Fund

Since 1976, City Council has provided grants for public service programs proposed by nonprofit and neighborhood service organizations through the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) program. This program, which is a part of the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, provides funds for public services to improve the quality of life of low-income residents in the City of Detroit. Learn more here...

Economic Development

Economic Development programs and opportunities within HRD like Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) and Community Based Development Organization (CBDO) application.

Public Facility Rehabilitation

The CDBG program also allows costs for the rehabilitation of public facilities. Eligible grantees may use funds for construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and/or installation. The program aims to alleviate social concerns of low and moderate-income persons. National objectives for the program include, but are not limited to, payment for urgent needs, blight removal, and urban renewal completion initiatives.

Homelessness Solutions Programs

The City of Detroit seeks to use its federal Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funds, and matching funds provided through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to address the urgent needs of residents who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. The City of Detroit does not provide these services, but rather provides grants to community organizations with experience in service to those experiencing homelessness. Proposals for the City-administered funds are accepted annually during a formal RFP process posted on the HRD website. 

Regulations specify that these funds be used in combination with other federal state and local funds, as part of a community-wide system of homelessness services. The funds are awarded for the following services/activities provided to Detroit residents: street outreach, operations and services within emergency shelters, rapid rehousing and homelessness prevention. 

As required under the US Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) HEARTH Act, City of Detroit funded organizations work closely with other community programs that, together, provide an array of housing opportunities intended to prevent and end homelessness for each household in need. HUD, along with the City of Detroit and its community partners, expects that this system of service makes steady progress toward reducing homelessness, including lowering the number of people entering the system, shortening the duration of homelessness, and limiting recurrent homelessness.

NEW: The City of Detroit invites community organizations that serve households experiencing homelessness to submit applications for projects to be funded by the 2024- 2025 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) as funded through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). To view more information, click here. 

The City of Detroit has applied to provide coordinated entry services for residents experiencing homelessness. To view the City's application, click the links below:

For current subrecipients or interested organizations, please refer to the Policy and Procedures manual below for additional details on the types of services funded and subrecipient expectations.