Looking For A Grant?

Looking for a Grant

Grant funds are a critical revenue stream for the City of Detroit. The Office of Development and Grants supports the city by ensuring each department has the resources and tools needed to operate efficiently and effectively. From Community Development Block Grants for neighborhood service organizations, to funds for the Police Department to support auto theft prevention, grant dollars are at work in every neighborhood of Detroit every day.

What Does The Office Do?

City Departments Partners
ODG helps departments ODG helps partners
  • Identify interested partners to support key projects and programs
  • Align with each other to maximize impact,
  • Leverage investments to support enhanced or expanded services, and
  • Achieve intended impacts with awarded funds.
  • Identify projects and programs of mutual interest,
  • Ensure funds are used effectively to achieve desired outcomes,
  • Find allies making similar investments in Detroit’s future,
  • Navigate City structure and understand City processes.


What Does That Mean For Me?

  • The only department that routinely provides grants directly to the public is the Housing and Revitalization Department (HRD). HRD provides Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) by evaluating and approving proposals via the Request for Proposals (RFP) process. The department also provides workshops to help community partners prepare better and more competitive proposals for projects they want to pursue. If you belong to a nonprofit or community group, please visit the HRD For Nonprofit and Community Groups page fore more information.
  • We are always happy to talk with new potential partners! Please contact Brandi Shelton at [email protected] to identify next steps for your idea.
  • New opportunities arise every day. While the Office only provides direct assistance to City Departments and Partners, we offer some general tips for fundraising success and a selection of current grant announcements below.


Tips for Success

Grant Announcements of Interest for this Month 

This list is updated monthly and includes a small sub-set of grant opportunities of potential interest to Detroit residents, community groups or non-profits. Each bullet point contains the name of the funder and the grant opportunity, both of which link to the external site of the funder. The potential dollar amount of the award and a brief description are also included.