RAP 2.0

The Revitalization and Placemaking 2.0 program provides access to gap financing for place-based infrastructure development, real estate rehabilitation and development, and public space improvements. RAP 2.0 received an appropriation of $100 million in the budget supplemental SB 7 signed by Gov. Whitmer on Feb. 1, 2023.

Program Overview

The Revitalization and Placemaking Program (“RAP 2.0 Program”) is an incentive program that will proactively deploy $100 million in state funding to address the COVID-19 impacts and community revitalization needs in Michigan communities to invest in projects that enable population and tax revenue growth through rehabilitation of vacant and blighted buildings and historic structures, rehabilitation and development of vacant properties, and development of permanent place-based infrastructure associated with social zones and traditional downtowns, outdoor dining, and place-based public spaces.

Administered by MEDC, this tool provides access to real estate and place-based infrastructure development gap financing in the form of grants of up to $5 million per project for real estate rehabilitation and development, grants of up to $1 million for public space place-based infrastructure per project, and grants of up to $20 million to local or regional partners who develop a subgrant program.

In October, MEDC announced approval of $99.2 million in grant funding for RAP 2.0 projects across Michigan’s 10 prosperity regions. Read the full press release, here.


Program Goals

Through the RAP 2.0 Program, the MEDC will partner with local communities to proactively address the negative economic impacts of the pandemic, and community revitalization needs in Michigan communities by investing in projects that promote population and tax revenue growth.

These investments will help 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. These investments will help local governments avoid budget crises, retain current residents, and enhance downtown vitality.

Program Documents for Download

Application & Scoring Criteria

Program Guidelines

RAP 2.0 Frequently Asked Questions

RAP 2.0 Place Based Proforma Template

RAP 2.0 Webinar Presentation

RAP 2.0 Real Estate Rehab Proforma Template