Partnerships for Change - Mission Accomplished!
Partnerships for Change (PfC) Sustainable Communities is an innovative multi-jurisdictional community planning and technical assistance program that fosters new and expanded cooperation between cities, townships, and villages. Partnerships for Change helps local governments collaborate to develop and carry out land-use policies and programs that contribute to the preservation of cultural and natural resources. These community-wide efforts also encourage urban redevelopment and discourage inefficient low-density development. Ultimately, Partnerships for Change encourages more efficient economic development through an inter-jurisdictional focus on community-wide concerns.
Since 2004, Partnerships for Change has offered educational opportunities as well as grants of technical assistance, professional planning services and process support to partnerships of over 38 geographically dispersed communities throughout Michigan - encompassing over 180 local governments and touching the lives of nearly 1,000,000 people living in the participating communities!
Service Grants Available for Past and Present Partnerships for Change Participants
Current and prior community participants in the Partnerships for Change Program still qualify for additional professional planning and technical support services under a new grant agreement: For services provided from July 2011 through June 2012, Partnerships for Change will pay 30% of all personnel costs incurred by LIAA.
This invitation only applies to local units of government that want to continue inter-jurisdictional cooperation and coordination efforts to improve planning, community development, and service sharing. The new Service Grant provides a very low-cost way to carry on with your cooperative work. For project ideas and more information, contact LIAA or download the PfC Alumni Service Grant brochure.
Congratulations! to the Three Rivers Community, who received a new Service Grant in July toward the development of a new Recreation Authority and the implementation of their pathway plan.
This page last updated on 10/28/2011.