Thanks to funds raised at our 2021 Fall Networking Event and an additional contribution from Consumer's Energy, 8MBA is proud to announce awards to 5 projects that will enhance 8 Mile and support its neighborhoods and vibrancy. Our February call for project ideas resulted in 3 times the amount of requests we could fund, so competition was significant. Thanks to our generous supporters, we were able to award just over $25K in grants to projects all across the corridor and touching both sides of 8 Mile. The winning projects are:
Major Project: Oak Park-Southfield Joint Mural Project, that will pursue a mural installation on the bridge at 8 Mile and Greenfield. $22,500 awarded!
- "Love and Respect Where You Live" Signage Campaign - Community United for Progress (Detroit) $900 awarded!
- "Farwell Community Garden Upgrades" - Binder Street Block Club (Detroit). $1,000 awarded!
- "Community Newsletter and Gardens" - Evergreen Lahser 7 Mile 8 Mile Community Council (Detroit). $510 Awarded!
- "Lots of Love" Garden Project - O'Hair Park Community Association. $1,000 awarded!
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all applicants! Projects are slated to be completed in the coming months and 8MBA will share updates on progress. We also invite all applicants and others to consider applying again this spring, where we will hope to open another round of funding after this year's Networking Event on April 14, 2022 at Huntington Place in Detroit.