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. The program currently awards grants in the areas of Education, Seniors, Recreation, Health, and Public Safety.


NOF Funding Process


Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Application Overview

Learn more about applying for an award from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund



City of Detroit CDBG Allocations 2005 to 2018


In the 2019-2020 fiscal year, HUD allocated almost $35,000,000 to Community Development Block Grant Programs for all of Detroit.

Of that total allocation, the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund was awarded over $2.4 million dollars.


2019-2020 NOF Subrecipients

Accounting Aid Society - Awarded $77,507 for addressing economic opportunity by ensuring Detroit residents obtain access to the tax refunds and credits to which they are entitled.

Alkebu-Lan Village - Awarded $71,507 for providing a comprehensive intervention program of individual counseling supported by academic enrichment, prevention, character and social-skill building, athletic and arts instruction, recreational programming and family engagement.

Center for Employment Opportunities – Awarded $67,507 for running the CEO program which aims to reduce recidivism and improve employment outcomes for people returning home from incarceration.

Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance - Awarded $71,507 for promoting the personal development of the neighborhood's youth by providing them with opportunities to engage in authentic decision-making and strong adult-youth partnerships through recreational programming.

Coleman A. Young Foundation – Awarded $61,507 for providing an after school program for youth 6-12, youth leadership development program, parents workshops, life skills programming, and instills confidence in Detroit students.

DAPCEP (Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program) - Awarded $67,507 for partnering with universities, training programs, and K-12 school systems in order to connect youth to the best science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational experiences.

Delray United Action Council - Awarded $61,507 for providing transportation to senior residents living within the project area who are in need of transportation to school to obtain their GED, medical appointments, food shopping and to the Delray Center. DUAC also has an adult day care program that provides food & friendship/congregate meals, arts & crafts and senior outings.

Detroit Police Athletic League - Awarded $76,507 for providing recreational opportunities through year-round youth sports programs.

Dominican Literacy Center - Awarded $77,507 for providing educational programs to tutor adults to read, write, and perform basic math operations, as well as learn computer skills.

Focus Hope - Awarded $62,507 for preparing unemployed and under-employed Detroiters for information technology jobs, creating greater economic self-sufficiency.

Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Awarded $66,507 for providing "in-home" rehab therapy, mobility training and group support for the visually impaired.

International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit - Awarded $77,537 for providing adult educational services including ESL, GED, and financial empowerment classes, career development and vocational training programs as well as immigration/legal services.

Jefferson East, Inc. - Awarded $61,507 for providing the community with supplemental police patrols, crime statistic monitoring, resident safety organizing, safety assessments, target hardening services, and domestic violence prevention and recovery services.

Joy-Southfield CDC - Awarded $81,507 for providing preventative health education programs and services, such as farmers market and Healthy Eating Activity & Learning (HEAL) workshop to the residents of Cody Rouge.

L & L Adult Day Care - Awarded $61,507 for providing adult day care services for senior citizens age 60 or older with or without developmental disabilities, mental impairments and/or physical disabilities.

LASED (Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development) - Awarded $71,507 for operating a senior center in Southwest Detroit which operates a food and friendship program, health and disease prevention classes for primarily Hispanic senior citizens, who are monolingual or limited English-speaking.

Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation - Awarded $71,507 for providing case management, information/referral, legal assistance, and small emergency grants to Detroit seniors.

Matrix Human Services - Awarded $71,507 for providing services to seniors to increase self-sufficiency in their homes. Services include access to direct services, nutritional and emergency food assistance, transportation services, and medical services

Mercy Education Project - Awarded $67,507 for providing adult literacy, GED Prep, and development for women ages 16-79 as well as tutoring, ACT prep and enrichment for girls ages 5 to 17.

My Community Dental Center - Awarded $61,507 for providing oral healthcare to low-income patients within the City of Detroit.

SER Metro - Awarded $61,507 for providing Educational and Workforce Development programs; Adult Basic Education programs that provide Detroit youth and adults education in literacy, numeracy, and science

Siena Literacy Center - Awarded $62,507 for providing educational one-to-one or small group tutorial services to adults to increase their basic skills, assist ESL learners, increase computer literacy and prepare them for taking the GED or seeking employment.

Southwest Detroit Business Association - Awarded $61,507 for providing recreation opportunities for youth ages 9-18 with music, dance and theatre programs.

St. Patrick Senior Center - Awarded $81,507 for providing companionship and acting as a liaison with community and medical resources to ensure seniors receive services needed to maintain independence, thereby preventing institutionalization through a daily meal program, and enhanced senior fitness program.

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center - Awarded $77,507 for providing free Adult Education through HSE tutoring and workforce development programming. The Adult Education and Workforce Development programming assists students 18 and older in obtaining their HSE High School Equivalency Diploma (GED or HiSET).

Teen HYPE - Awarded $81,507 for providing educational programs to prepare teens for the next stage of life through life skills development, sexual health education and performing arts training.

The Youth Connection - Awarded $62,507 for providing youth programming with career development opportunities by exposing, engaging and training youth for employment, teaching life skills, and assisting with internship and certification opportunities.

The Yunion - Awarded $81,507 for providing Standing in the Gap (S.I.G.), an HIV prevention education program that is designed to address and decrease HIV infection among African American women and girls aged 13-60 using a faith-based approach.

Urban Neighborhood Initiative - Awarded $77,507 for ensuring all residents have access to primary and secondary education and post-secondary education and job training opportunities that lead to economic stability and growth.

Warren Conner Development Coalition / Eastside Community Network - Awarded $62,507 for providing the Youth on Edge College readiness program that exposes first-generation students to college selection and application process to increase interest and preparation for successfully submitting a college application.

Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services - Awarded $61,507 for providing case management services, legal services and appropriate referrals to victims of human trafficking.

Wellspring - Awarded $77,507 for providing math and reading curriculum, recreation, field trips, college prep, community service, outdoor adventure and leadership development for youth and young adults.

World Medical Relief - Awarded $71,507 for operating an Affordable Prescription Program, providing prescription medication to individuals 18 and older who do not have financial resources or insurance to pay retail price for their medication.

YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit - Awarded $67,507 for elevating achievement through standardized test-taking strategies, interactive career exploration, workforce development, summer employment, mentoring and academic support.