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Kresge grants to fund Detroit projects

Associated Press

Detroit — More than a dozen projects are receiving $2 million from the Troy-based Kresge Foundation to transform and better Detroit neighborhoods.

The grants are part of the $5 million Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit initiative and will help fund 17 efforts that include park revitalizations, an agricultural greenway and converting an abandoned duplex into an art center.

The nonprofit groups will receive $75,000 to $150,000 for projects that are past the planning stages and are ready to start.

Nearly 40 grants totaling $3 million were given out over the first two rounds of the initiative, which was launched in 2014.

Kresge Foundation Detroit Program Managing Director Wendy Lewis Jackson says “revitalization of city neighborhoods by and for the needs of residents is the key to Detroit’s continuing revival.”