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From Bankruptcy to Building Systems That Last Into the Future - Detroit's Comeback

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Before bankruptcy, the city of Detroit was operating with outdated systems, processes, and record-keeping. Fast-forward to today, the City of Detroit is thriving, investing in their citizens and critical programs that impact their communities. Check out their story. Watch the video.

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Some of Detroit's Major Accomplishments

  • $1 billion in grant funding secured
  • 10 neighborhoods revitalized and more to come
  • 50% of all parks renovated
  • 13% reduction in unemployment
  • 4,200 neighborhood clean-ups
  • 85 storefronts activated
  • One of seven cities to receive the High Impact Grant
  • Lead Hazard Reduction Grant, “one of the city’s greatest victories” in 2019


Situation - Urgent Need to Effectively Track and Report 513 Grants Annually

Detroit filed for bankruptcy, providing them with a chance to restructure its debt and to find a sustainable path forward. A Financial Stability Agreement was signed to support the integration of budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting systems, as well as the implementation of a new grants management system.


Solution – Effectively Track and Report 513 Grants Annually

Less than a decade later, with a cloud-based grants management system, the city has addressed the urgent need to effectively track and report on their 513 annual grants. A solution that also provided insight into additional funding opportunities that align with local priorities. To date, the city has raised $1 billion. They are building systems that last into the future.

“Grants are a signal that someone believes in your program, believes in your city, believes in your vision,” Ryan Friedrichs, Chief Development Officer, City of Detroit.


Time to effectively track and report your grants?

Contact us today to learn about eCivis’ full life-cycle grants management services and solutions.