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Previously Funded Projects and Deliverables

Increasing Trade Products
Agricultural Products
Tourism & Immigration Products

2017 General Fund Projects

Project

Deliverable

Amount

Cycle/Type

Organization

  • Baseline Economic Development Activities -$200,000
  • Job & Wealth Creation in Economically Challenged Communities - $230,000
  • Talent Services  - $20,000
  • Virtual Business Advisor Support and Foreign Investment Toolkit – $50,000
Due 12/31/17 $500,000 2017 General Fund SPARK
  • increase local food in Ypsilanti Community Schools
  • increased local product in Eastern Washtenaw County outlets
  • food entrepreneur development
  • food destination AgriTourism
  • Washtenaw farmers markets promotion.
Due 12/31/17 $88,000 2017 General Fund Growing Hope
  • 4-H Programming/ educator planning
  • Agricultural/food business assistance
  • Broker/Aggregator pilot program
Due 12/31/17 $166,752 2017 General Fund MSU Extension
  • LiveYpsi home buying program
Due 12/31/17 $60,000 2017 General Fund EMU Foundation

Trade Products

Project

Deliverable Link

Grant Amount

Grant Cycle/Type

Grantee

  • SPARK economic development activities and SPARK East incubator
  • Economic Development Incentive toolbox for eastern Washtenaw
  • American Center for Mobility business plan development
  • Export assistance/ soft landing toolkit
  • Virtual Business Advisor support

Due 12/31/16

$250,000

150,000 

$30,000

$20,000 

$50,000

2016 RFP

SPARK

  • Creative Cooperative REOI report
  • Creative Cooperative feasibility study
  • Creative Cooperative Business Plan

REOI Results

Due 6/31/17

$70,000 (for full project)

2016 RFP

The Arts Alliance

  • Village of Manchester Economic Development Action Plan
Due 3/31/17 $5,500 2016 Minigrant Manchester
  • A Public Policy and Community Action Framework for Eastern County Schools
Due 2/28/17 $10,000 2016 Minigrant EMU Foundation
  • A2TC Rail Marketing/ community engagement

Due 8/31/17

$5,000

2016 Minigrant

Groundwork Center

  • SPARK economic development activities and SPARK East incubator
  • Willow Run connected vehicle test center business plan
  • Economic Development Incentive toolbox for eastern Washtenaw County

Website


Overview Report


Report

$125,000


$30,000


$35,000

2015 RFP

SPARK

  • Local Investment Fund Market Research

Report

$6,300

2015 Minigrant

Think local First/ Reconsider

  • Cooperative business development guide

Due 3/31/16

$10,000

2015 Minigrant

Ypsilanti Food Cooperative

  • County-wide community capital education events
  • Local investment fund-feasibility study /Local investor training

Report

Report

$10,000

$23,000

2014 RFP

Reconsider/ Growing Hope

  • Dexter Downtown Retail Market Study

Summary

Report

$8,760

2015 Minigrant

Dexter Chamber of Commerce

  • Retail Market Study and Analysis of Chelsea’s Central Business District

Market Analysis

Retail Study

$9,250

2015 Minigrant

Chelsea

  • Retail Market Study of Manchester’s Central Business District

Report

$7,500

2014 Minigrant

Manchester

Agricultural Products

 

Project

 

 

Deliverable Link

 

Grant Amount

 

Grant Cycle/Type

 

Grantee

  • Healthy food in Ypsilanti Community Schools program
  • Increase local product in eastern Washtenaw County
  • Food Entrepreneur Business Development Resources
  • Three food system promotion events
  • Advertising campaign roll out for Washtenaw Farmers Markets.

Due 3/31/17

$20,000

$20,000

$25,000

$7,000

$8,000

2016 RFP

Growing Hope

  • 4-H Programming/ educator planning
  • Agricultural/food business assistance
  • Broker/Aggregator pilot program

Due 12/31/16

$90,150

$15,000

$60,100

2016 RFP

Michigan State University Extension

  • 4-H Youth Show

Website

$15,000

2016 RFP

Washtenaw Farm Council

  • Winter Barley Trials/Education in Washtenaw County
Due 12/31/17 $7,260 2016 Minigrant Fermenta
  • HomeGrown Festival

Report
Website

$5,000 2016 Minigrant Slow Food Huron Valley
  • Dixboro Farmer’s Market Enhancement Project
Due 10/31/17 $10,000 2016 Minigrant Dixboro Village Green, Inc
  • ‘Taste the Local Difference’ Washtenaw

Due 12/31/16

$40,000

2015 RFP

Michigan Land Use Institute

  • Farmers Market Capacity Building
  • Enhanched Farmers Market Impact Evaluation
  • Three signature food related events in Ypsilanti
  • Ypsilanti Farmers Markets, Farm Stand, and Fresh Starts Here Marketing
  • County-Wide Farmers Market Advertising campaign

Report

Report

Report

Report

 

Report

$8,000

$6,000

$5,000

$10,000

 

$8,000

2015 RFP

Growing Hope

  • 4-H Programming/Extension educator planning

Website

$56,000

2015 RFP

Michigan State University Extension

  • Local food purchasing study

Report

$21,390

2015 RFP

Ecology Center

  • Washtenaw County specialty  grains production-study

Full Report

$10,000

2015 Minigrant

Think Local First/New Growth Associates

  • CSA insurance rebate study

Due 11/30/16

$4,000

2015 Minigrant

Great Lakes CSA Coalition

  • 4-H Youth Show
Website $7,500 2015 Minigrant Michigan State University Extension
  • Food assistance training manual
  • ‘Ypsilanti MarketPlace’ year-round permanent indoor/outdoor market facility design and permitting
  • Ypsilanti MarketHub’ food micro-distribution center business plan
  • Increased food assistance sales at farmers markets in Washtenaw County-Feasibility Study

Report

Report


Report

Report

$2,000

$9,500

$9,500

$11,000

2014 RFP

Growing Hope

  • Enhanced food processing, packaging and distribution in Washtenaw County-study
  • Agricultural product “broker/aggregator” for Washtenaw County-study
  • Increased enrollment in MarketMaker (an interactive online database)

Report


Report


Website

$10,000


$3,730


$12,700

2014 RFP

Michigan State University Product Center

  • Ypsilanti Food Cooperative market study

Report

$5,792

2014 Minigrant

Ypsilanti Food Cooperative

Tourism & Immigration Products

 

Project

 

 

Deliverable Link

 

 

Grant Amount

 

 

Grant Cycle/Type

 

 

Grantee

 

  • Ann Arbor Film Festival marketing and data collection
Due 3/31/17 $10,000 2016 Minigrant Ann Arbor Film Festival
  • First Firday Data Collection
Due 12/31/17 $10,000 2016 Minigrant Riverside Art Center
  • Pop- X Festival
Due 12/31/16 $10,000 2016 Minigrant Ann Arbor Art Center
  • Penny Stamps Speaker Series in Ypsilanti
Due 4/30/17 $10,000 2016 Minigrant Penny Stamps Foundation
  • Historical Tourism: Ypsilanti African American Heritage Signage Project
Due 6/30/17 $9,747 2016 Minigrant EMU Foundation
  • Creative Voice
Due 7/31/17 $10,000 2016 Minigrant Artrain
  • Fools and Ghools
Due 12/31/16 $10,000 2016 Minigrant WonderFool Productions, Inc,
  • “Make it Manchester” marketing and event planning

Due 10/31/16

$10,000

2016 Minigrant

Manchester Chamber of Commerce

  • Orphan Car show Marketing

Report
Website

$4,000

2016 Minigrant

Ypsilanti Heritage Auto Museum

  • LiveYpsi program

Website

$45,000

2015 RFP

Eastern Michigan University Foundation

  • Ypsilanti summer music series marketing and promotion

Website

$1,500

2015 Minigrant

Downtown Association of Ypsilanti

  • Creative Convergence 2015 Conference Sponsorship

Website

$5,000

2015 Minigrant

Arts Alliance

  • Advertising ‘HomeGrown’ Festival
Website $5,000 2015 Minigrant Slow Food Huron Valley
  • Saline Community Fair educational displays

Website

$5,000

2015 Minigrant

Saline Community Fair Board

  • Advertising campaign around a map and web site of Washtenaw County family recreational activities

Due 4/30/17

$4,000

2015 Minigrant

Legacy Land Conservancy

  • Dixboro Artisan Market

Website $2,500

2015 Minigrant

Dixboro Village Green, Inc

  • Marketing plan for Ypsilanti ‘First Fridays’
Website $2,000 2014 Minigrant Riverside Art Center
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