Public Invited to “Connect The Blocks” at Flint Neighborhood Summit
FLINT, MI – All residents, neighborhood and community-based groups in and around Flint are invited to attend the annual Flint Neighborhood Summit. This free event will be held Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hunger Solution Center of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, 1939 Howard Avenue, Flint. The Summit is hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Neighborhoods Small Grants Program Advisory Committee.
The Neighborhoods Small Grants Program seeks to fund projects that strengthen neighborhood groups; create safe environments; improve neighborhood conditions; or create opportunities for neighbors to connect to each other and to resources. Grants available for 2019 include traditional mini grants ($1,000); next-level mini grants ($5,000); and one transformational grant ($25,000). Program funding is not intended to support individuals, private business, religious, partisan politics, or for-profit activities.
During the Summit residents can connect with each other to share ideas and learn more about the focus of the 2019 grant program. A resource fair will be held during the Summit with local community based organizations sharing their good works.
Neighborhoods Small Grants are easy to access and can be used to fuel creative ideas, spark neighborhood revitalization, or strengthen the connections between neighborhood-based groups. The program is unique because it puts resources into the hands of small, grassroots groups, empowering people to become actively engaged in the health and well-being of their community.