Grants

Other Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority Grant Opportunities

AVAILABLE TO BUSINESS AND BUILDING OWNERS IN THE DDA DISTRICT

BIKE RACKS, STREET BENCHES, TRASH & CIGARETTE RECYCLING RECEPTACLES 
The YDDA has implemented a Street Bench, Trash & Cigarette Recycling Receptacle and Bike Rack partnership. The specific requirements can be found here: YDDA Cost Share Info and Application

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS
The YDDA encourages community organizations holding events within the YDDA district to contact staff about sponsorship opportunities. You may find the Special Event Sponsorship request form here

Event sponsorships are closed for the Downtown and Depot Town districts.  Funding will be available after July 1st, 2023.  Sponsorships will be considered in Spring 2023. Sponsorship for W. Cross District events is still available. Please check back for updates.

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

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