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Education and Economic Development Initiatives

Genesee Area Focus Fund

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Restoring Community Vitality
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2016–December 31, 2016
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant provides increased support for the Genesee Area Focus Fund and its support organization, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The chamber focuses on increasing business investment, job creation, and industry diversification through business retention, expansion, and attraction activities as well as entrepreneurial support services. The chamber also enhances the region’s economic competitiveness through workforce education and training across all age levels. In response to the water crisis, the chamber will promote economic resilience in Flint through partnerships that provide grants and low-interest loans for small businesses struggling to recover from the lead water emergency.