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The Washtenaw Coordinated Funders (COFU), a collaboration of Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor, and Washtenaw Urban County (represented by the Office of Community & Economic Development), United Way of Washtenaw County, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, are pleased to announce the FY2018 COFU Program Operations grants cycle.

We project that approximately $4.5 million annually will be available during this two-year grants cycle (FY2018-FY2020).

Grant investments will support health and human service programs in four priority areas:  Aging, Housing & Homelessness, Safety-Net Health & Nutrition, and Cradle to Career – including both Early Childhood & School-Age Youth. Eligible applicants include the following tax-exempt entities: 501(c)(3)s, programs applying via a fiscal agent, governmental entities, school district, and other educational institutions.

The Program Operations Grants process includes two phases:

  1. The Request for Information (RFI) is the first step in the process to understand the financial solvency, governance practices and organizational capacity of applicants.
  2. The Request for Proposal (RFP) application will be made available to applicants who meet the minimum eligibility to apply based on RFI findings.

Learn more about the two phases of the process: