Build Back Better
The Detroit Region is a Finalist in the Build Back Better Regional Challenge
In partnership with over 60 organizations, the Detroit Regional Partnership successfully applied to the Build Back Better Regional Challenge on behalf of the 11-county Detroit Region.
Now, the Detroit Region has advanced to Phase 2 of the Build Back Better Regional Challenge. Our regional coalition was awarded a $500,000 planning grant to further develop our proposed projects and strengthen our Phase 2 application.
The Detroit Region is competing against other finalists to create an ambitious plan for the future, with projects focused on advancing mobility innovation. If selected, the EDA will award our regional coalition up to $100 million to implement these proposed projects and help our companies redefine the industry.
The deadline for Phase 2 applications was March 15, 2022.
The Build Back Better Regional Challenge is one of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s programs to boost economic recovery after the pandemic. On December 13, the EDA announced that 60 Finalists would advance to Phase 2, including the Detroit Region.
BBBRC Related RFPs
Throughout this process, the Detroit Regional Partnership will seek skilled contractors to help support the Detroit Region’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge grant planning. For transparency and accessibility, all related RFPs will be posted here, along with answers from past Q&A periods.