Food and Agriculture Investment Fund Grants
The Food and Agriculture Investment Program provides financial support for food and agriculture projects that help expand food and agriculture processing to enable growth in the industry and Michigan’s economy.
This grant provides funding to establish, retain, expand, attract or develop value added agricultural processing in Michigan, or that expands or develops regional food systems or access the healthy food.
Rural Development Fund Grants
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development provides grant opportunities to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure that benefits rural communities.
Chart of Accounts Review
A review of Treasury’s most recent chart of accounts guidance.
Public Act 202 of 2017 Review
An individualized review of your pension and OPEB retirement systems that identifies deficiencies and recommends best practices to solve problems. Treasury can also discuss the community’s compliance with the Act.
Fiscally Ready Communities
Treasury provides regional and individualized training on the fundamental best practices of local government fiscal and operational planning. Treasury also provides best practices for local policies related to finance and good governance. The topics include budgets, cash controls, debt, grants, internal controls, purchasing policies, and receipting, along with guides detailing recommended and required policies. This program is in partnership with MSU Extension and regional training is sponsored by the MEDC.
Internal Controls and/or Budget Review
The Department of Treasury can assist with reviewing a local unit’s financial operations to ensure proper budgeting and internal controls.
Financially Distressed Cities, Villages, and Townships (FDCVT) Grant Program
All cities, villages, and townships experiencing at least one condition of “probable financial distress” as outlined in the Local Financial Stability and Choice Act are eligible to apply for funding through this grant program. Treasury can assist with the application process for this grant.
Certified Local Government Grants
Grant funds are available from the National Park Service through the State Historic Preservation Offices for Certified Local Governments (CLGs) to initiate and support historic preservation activities at the local level. Any municipality can become a CLG: a county, a township, a large city or small village, or a town. By meeting a few simple but important standards, a community may receive financial aid and technical assistance that will enhance and promote historic neighborhoods and commercial districts. An active CLG program can become an important planning vehicle for community development by identifying specific preservation projects and applying for grants to carry out the projects. The SHPO provides guidance for all units of government to initiate and develop such programs.
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register is a program of the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. In Michigan, the State Historic Preservation Office administers the program. Michigan boasts over one thousand National Register listed sites. The register is a tool for preserving historic properties. Listed properties are given special consideration when the federal government is planning or giving aid to projects. National Register-listed properties enjoy certain economic benefits including Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits.