Development and Grants Highlight of the Month
Since schools closed in early March, Detroit Parks and Rec has distributed over 500,000 meals to Detroit children and families. Many of Detroit's children rely on their schools to provide daily meals, and Parks and Rec was able to swiftly pivot with funding from USDA to expand and supplement what the schools are able to do on their own. Typically, Parks and Rec uses USDA funding to support the Child and Adult Food Care Program to provide meals after school and the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals when school is out of session. The long-standing nature of this grant program made it possible to pivot quickly and scale up to meet the community need during COVID-19. Kudos to Erick Jackson and Erin Casey for keeping the meal program moving!
Check out the list of current meal distribution locations at www.detroitmi.gov/food.
What We Do
The Office of Development and Grants is a division of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. The Development team is embedded in the Mayor’s Office, and facilitates fundraising, grant-writing, and fund development for the city. The Grants team provides oversight and project management support for City departments with active grants.
- We compete nationally by thoughtfully growing partnerships with funders, and continually seeking new opportunities to share Detroit’s success
- We support implementation through shared accountability for project success, including project planning, procurement support, and monitoring of performance milestones
- We impact the lives of Detroit residents by maximizing the funds available to support public services, operations, and infrastructure, and by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of grant-funded projects
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Fast Facts (as of March 31, 2020)
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