2018 Grant Program


Welcome to the 2017-18 MotorCities Challenge Grant Application

Projects must be largely automobile and/or labor heritage related and must deal with: Revitalization of our historic automotive and labor structures through preservation, Interpretation efforts which attempt to tell the story to a broad audience, Education activities which engage a specific audience and creates increased appreciation of our heritage and Tourism projects which promote the region and its heritage activities. 

Our 2017-18 challenge grant application period is now open.


For more questions, please contact the MotorCities Challenge Grant Program Coordinator: 

Brian Yopp at 313-259-3425 x 307 or byopp@motorcities.org.

Some Tips:

Use the PDF version of grant application as a guide for elements of the grant that you should prepare prior to beginning the online process.

You can save your progress at any point throughout the process by clicking the “Save Progess & Resume Later” link. Please maintain a back-up document in case there is an issue with retrieving your work.

Documents can be uploaded as doc,docx, xls, xlsx, and pdf formats

Useful Documents:

Challenge Grant Application PDF version (for reference only.  Only applications submitted via the online system will be considered.)

Financial Guidelines 


Grant Training Workshop

The MotorCities National Heritage Area will be hosting a training workshop for its 2017-18 Challenge Grant period. 


Wednesday, July 12 

11 a.m.-1 p.m. (followed by tour of campus) 

Packard Proving Grounds 

49965 Van Dyke  

Shelby Township, MI 48317


This workshop is open to Michigan based non-profits, government entities and educational institutions.

The grant training session is free and includes lunch at 12:00 PM. All participants must register.
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