MotorCities National Heritage Area

July 17, 2019

 Applications Now Being Accepted for MotorCities’ Two Grant Programs for 2019-2020


MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership is excited to announce two grant opportunities for 2019 and 2020. Both its Mini-Grant program, as well as the Challenge Grant program, are now accepting applications. 


“These mini-grants are intended for short-term, high impact projects that need that extra little bit to move from concept to reality,” said MotorCities Executive Director Shawn Pomaville-Size. “They can include tours, field trips, conferences, lectures, planning and studies. We encourage applicants to be creative.”


A total of up to 10 mini-grants with a maximum value of $1,500 each will be awarded. The mini-grants do not require a match, but projects exhibiting matching funds and additional leveraging will receive preference. The deadline for mini-grant applications is October 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST, and grant awards will be announced by November 1,2019.


Challenge Grants are awarded for up to $25,000, and funds must be matched by a combination of cash, in-kind, donated goods and documented volunteer services. Challenge grant applications must be received by October 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST, and grant awards will be announced by November 1, 2019.


MotorCities deploys programming which preserves and promotes the automotive and labor heritage of the 10,000-square mile National Heritage Area, focusing on three areas:


·        Revitalization;


·        Education & Interpretation;


·        and Heritage Tourism.


Learn more about both grant programs at


For any questions about project eligibility or whether your project best fits the mini-grant or challenge grant program, contact Brian Yopp at 313.259.3425 x307 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.