Grants

Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority Grant Opportunities

AVAILABLE TO BUSINESS AND BUILDING OWNERS IN THE DDA DISTRICT

REHABILITATION AND BUILDING FACADE GRANTS
If you are a business or property owner in one of the DDA districts, the YDDA has grant opportunities available for building rehabilitation and/or facade improvement projects.
2019-2020 YDDA Grant Application
The 2019 Cycle is closed, but applicants are encouraged to turn in their applications, and talk to staff about other funding opportunities.

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS
The YDDA encourages community organizations holding events within the YDDA district to contact staff about sponsorship opportunities. Current ongoing events sponsored by the YDDA : First Fridays Ypsilanti, Ypsi Pride, Festival of the Honey Bee, and Ypsi Glow. 

MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS
The YDDA wants to help with efforts to promote all of the DDA districts as a place to Live, Work, and Play.  To do so we are offering to help organizations that are planning programs that promote one or all of the distinct DDA districts with Marketing & Promotions assistance.
Specific requirements and the application can be found here: marketing funding policy 12-3-14

BIKE RACKS AND STREET BENCHES
The YDDA has implemented a Street Bench, Trash Receptacle and Bike Rack partnership. The specific requirements can be found here: YDDA Bike Rack and Street Furnishing Partnership

REDEVELOPMENT LIQUOR LICENSE
The State of Michigan approved the creation of Redevelopment Liquor Licenses through PA 501 of 2006.  This act allows local governments to issue new liquor licenses above their allotted quota with the stated purpose of encouraging economic development in approved development areas. Redevelopment Liquor Licenses are available for $20,000 provided certain investment thresholds and performance criteria are met.  For specific details and application see below:
Michigan Economic Development Corporation Redevelopment Liquor License Fact Sheet
PA 501 of 2006 Redevelopment Liquor License
YDDA Redevelopment Liquor License Policy

Send or drop off completed applications:

Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority
1 S. Huron St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

or

email to elize@ypsilantidda.org