Hi there, all! We would like to talk about the Bridge Builders Neighborhood Microgrants!
The Michigan Municipal League is bringing back the Bridge Builders Microgrants program in 2022! “The Bridge Builders Microgrants program offers small, one-time grants to people or organizations within Michigan. Projects are intentionally collaborative, bringing together neighbors, artists, business owners, elected officials, and more. This year, [they’ll] offer multiple Neighborhood Microgrants and 4 Main Street Microgrants!” (Michigan Municipal League).
Voting is open from August 22 through September 4. You can vote once every 24 hours, so get out there and vote!
For Hastings, our project name for voting is under “Bumblebee Plains Community Gathering”. Link for voting for the “Bumblebee Plains Community Gathering: https://mmlfoundation.org/bb-neighborhood-voting/?entry=14093
A brief description of the project:
“We want to host a community gathering in the 4th Ward of the City of Hastings (historically known as Bumblebee Plains) to meet our neighbors; engage in a community project together; and contribute a piece of functional art to the residents of the City of Hastings. We want to focus on engagement through tiny porch concerts; a bike parade for kids; an art project that leads to the creation of a gathering space; and celebrating diversity by getting to know our neighbors” (Michigan Municipal League).
For more information about Hastings’ project, follow that link previously written in this post. For more information about the Bridge Builders Neighborhood Microgrants, follow this link: https://mmlfoundation.org/projects/bridge-builders-microgrants/about-this-year/