Community Development

Low-Income Housing Rehabilitation Mini-Grant Program

The City of Big Rapids offers the Housing Rehabilitation Mini-Grant Program provides small reimbursement grants of $500.00 or less to low-income City homeowners to make needed repairs and improvements to the exterior of their property. Examples of qualified projects include siding repair, exterior painting, sidewalk repair or replacement, and roof, porch, or window repair.

Mini-grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds have been expended. This program is for owner-occupied properties only; rental units will not be considered. Homeowners who have previously received mini-grant funds must wait a full year before re-applying.

Please see the materials below for more information.

Program Brochure

2023-2024 Application

Application materials may be returned in any of the following ways:
  • Mail them to City of Big Rapids, c/o Grant Coordinator, 226 N. Michigan Ave, Big Rapids MI 49307;
  • Drop them off at City Hall in a Drop Box or at the Community Development Department office
  • Email PDF copies to Melanie Doughty,
If you have any questions regarding the Mini-Grant program, please contact Melanie Doughty by phone at (231) 592-4032 or via email at