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Neighborhood Beautification Program
The Neighborhood Beautification Program is funded by the Neighborhood Improvement Fund and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA/NIF) for $2.25 Million.
The purpose of the Neighborhood Improvement Fund (NIF) is to offer small grants to Detroit neighborhood block clubs/associations, non-profits, small businesses, community collaboratives, residents, etc. Some of the expressed purposes include to remove blight, provide new recreational opportunities, provide home repairs for seniors and the disabled, educational and apprenticeship opportunities for young people and to finance affordable housing developments all in an effort to enhance, strengthen, and transform Detroit neighborhoods.
These funds can be used to fuel creative ideas, spark neighborhood revitalization, or strengthen the connections between neighborhood-based groups. The City of Detroit will provide resources to allow the aforementioned eligible organizations and residents to become actively engaged in the health and well-being of their community and to encourage residents to get involved in making their neighborhood better.