Reminder! DFC Field Guide to Working with Lots Mini-grant Applications Due Monday, Dec. 21 at Noon

About the Field Guide and mini-grant opportunity

The Detroit Future City (DFC) Field Guide to Working with Lots is a tool that provides step-by-step instruction to support Detroiters in transforming vacant land in order to create cleaner, safer and more attractive neighborhoods.

The Field Guide mini-grant program is offering Detroit residents,community groups and businesses grants up to $5,000 to utilize the Field Guide to implement land stewardship activities in Detroit’s neighborhoods.

The applications are due in one week, Monday, Dec. 21 at noon!

Need 1-on-1 Consultation?

The DFC Implementation Office is making itself available if you are interested in one-on-one support as you complete your Field Guide mini-grant application.  Click here to schedule an appointment. 


CLICK HERE for more information & to apply

Where to get a Field Guide

Visit to use the online tool.

For the print version, pick up a copy at the DFC Implementation Office or any Detroit Public Library branch.

Important Dates 

Application Due: Monday, December 21, 2015

Winners Convene: Wednesday, February 10, 2015

Project Construction Begins: Spring 2016

Projects Completed: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

The DFC Implementation Office developed a 'frequently asked questions' (FAQ) document based on the feedback received at the Field Guide mini-grant orientation sessions.

Click here to read the FAQs.

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