MotorCities National Heritage Area
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February 3, 2023

MotorCities is now accepting applications on a rolling quarterly basis for its 2023 Challenge Grant program. 

Challenge Grants are awarded up to $25,000, and funds must be matched by a combination of cash, in-kind, donated goods and documented volunteer services. 

To be considered for the next scheduled review on March 15, the next grant application deadline is three weekWednesday, February 22, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT.  

Projects must be largely automobile and/or labor heritage-related and deal with the following: 

  • Revitalization of our historic automotive and labor structures through preservation; 
  • Interpretation efforts which attempt to tell the story to a broad audience or education activities which engage a specific audience and create increased appreciation of our heritage;
  • or Heritage tourism projects which promote the region and its heritage activities.  

In addition, projects which exemplify diversity, equity and inclusion will receive preference. 

Potential grant recipients must have a project which will be completed within one calendar year of the date of review. Projects submitted for the March 15, 2023 review must be completed by March 15, 2024. Recipients also must be active members of MotorCities and a non-profit 501 (c)3, educational institution, government municipality or tribunal. 

You can learn more about our grant program at motorcities.org/grants. 

For any questions, contact Brian Yopp at 313.259.3425 x307 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..