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Detroit Regional Chamber and General Motors NeighborHUB Grant Program Now Accepting Applications For Five Grants Up To $30,000

Today, the NeighborHUB community grant program opened its application period for registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park to apply for five grants up to $30,000 and additional business support. The application period will be open until Aug. 13, 2018 with awardees notified this fall.

Announced last month, NeighborHUB is a collaborative effort between General Motors (GM) and the Detroit Regional Chamber and is designed to empower residents to affect change in their neighborhoods through a physical presence and innovative programming. The nonprofits that propose the most innovative and collaborative solutions to pressing issues facing their neighborhood will be awarded a grant.

“Organizations that are willing to collaborate within their neighborhood to solve problems that are most important to them should apply,” said Tammy Carnrike, chief operating officer for the Detroit Regional Chamber. “We are looking to create sustainability within Detroit’s neighborhoods and beyond the downtown district.”

Successful proposals will have programming centered around a physical space and address a specific need or needs within the neighborhood i.e. a vacant storefront or within an existing building.

Examples of eligible project proposals include: refurbishing a bus stop and organizing ride-sharing in that location; renovating a vacant storefront to provide services to adults to engage in education and work opportunities; building out an existing coffee shop to facilitate co-working and professional development; or improving a public park to provide after school programming.

A selection committee with representatives from local organizations has been formed that will help select grant recipients. In addition to the Chamber and GM, the committee will include: City of Detroit Department of Neighborhoods, Community Development Advocates of Detroit, and Michigan Community Resources.

For interested organizations looking to learn more, the Chamber will be hosting two informational sessions on Monday, July 23 at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at TechTown in midtown Detroit.

Interested nonprofits can apply and learn more at: neighborhubdetroit.com.

About the Detroit Regional Chamber

Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. As the voice for business in the 11-county Southeast Michigan region, the Chamber’s mission is carried out through creating a business-friendly climate and value for members, leading a robust economic development strategy, and convening Michigan’s most influential audience at the nationally unique Mackinac Policy Conference.

About General Motors

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

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