GAAR Releases 2019 Challenge Grants Request for Proposals


Deadline for Submission is May 7, 2019


The Greater Ann Arbor Region (GAAR) Prosperity Initiative invites proposals from organizations to support the implementation of the region’s Five-year Prosperity Strategy, released in March 2015.


Established in 2014, the GAAR Prosperity Initiative is a collaboration of partners working to expand economic prosperity and improve the quality of life in Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw Counties. This six-county region was recently awarded grant funds from the State of Michigan’s 2019 Regional Prosperity Initiative (RPI). A portion of these funds will be used to advance the area’s strategic efforts through challenge grants.


The region is interested in receiving applications that present innovative approaches and promise measurable progress toward the Five-year Prosperity Strategy. The region has 11 goals across two major focus areas: 1) growing and attracting talent to meet industry needs and 2) advancing a high-quality, diverse regional transportation system.


Important Dates:

·    Deadline for question submission, April 16, 2019

·    Grant application deadline: May 7, 2019

·    Expected decision date: June 7, 2019


Additional information can be found in the full request for proposals.


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