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. 



The most recent grant application period ended on February 28, 2018.  Awards will be announced by 4/1/18. 

The next open grant application period is scheduled to begin July 1, 2018 and end October 1, 2018 for projects which would begin on or after October 1, 2018.


 If you have any addtional 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 Progress & Resume Later” link. The 'Save Progress feature will not retain uploaded attachments.  Please upload attachments  as the final step when you are ready to submit.

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:

If you missed the grant training webnar, click here to view the full session. 

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

Financial Guidelines 

Performance Measure Report  (Due 60 days after end of grant or by 12/1 of each calendar year).

Partner Feedback Survey (Due 60 days after completion of project). 

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