RAP 1.0

The first iteration of the Revitalization and Placemaking (RAP) Program, launched in 2022, was an incentive program that deployed $100 million in American Rescue Plan funding to address the COVID-19 impacts in Michigan communities.

Program Overview

RAP 1.0 provided access to real estate and place-based infrastructure development gap financing through grants of up to $5 million per project for real estate rehabilitation and development, grants of up to $1 million per project for public space improvements and grants of up to $20 million to local or regional partners who develop a coordinated subgrant program.

Applications were accepted in Summer 2022 and the projects selected to receive a combined $83.8 million in grant funding were announced on September 7, 2022. Read the full press release announcing the selected projects here.


RAP 1.0 Compliance and Reporting Resources

RAP 1.0 Program Goals

  • Partner with local Michigan communities to proactively address the negative economic impacts of the pandemic by investing in projects that promote population and tax revenue growth through the revitalization and repurposing of vacant, underutilized, blighted or historic buildings and investment in place-based infrastructure.
  • Deploy federal American Rescue Plan funding to support investments that will create the environment necessary to attract and retain talent, add new housing options, enable business creation and attraction and provide resources for Michigan citizens and communities.
  • Help local governments avoid budget crises, retain current residents and enhance downtown vitality.

RAP 1.0 Award Structure and Funding

  • All awards were structured as grants with performance milestones and reporting requirements. All awards must meet all requirements of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2 and comply with its attendant federal regulations, 31 CFR 35, as amended from time to time.
  • Grants could be awarded directly to individual projects, or to local or regional partner organizations for regranting to local communities or projects.

Learn More

Program Documents for Download

Revitalization and Placemaking Guidelines

Revitalization and Placemaking FAQ

Revitalization and Placemaking Factsheet

RAP Program Grantees

General Program Timeline

The initial RAP Program application round was announced in early 2022. The funding announcement was followed by a 30-day question and answer period which was followed by a 90-day open application period. All RAP 1.0 program funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024 and must be expended by December 31, 2026.



For information on the 2023 RAP 2.0 program, please vist the RAP 2.0 webpage to learn more.