During this unprecedented public health and social justice crisis, we are committed to creating, applying, and disseminating valued knowledge through responsive engagement, strategic partnerships, and collaborative learning. To accomplish this mission, we are devising innovative ways to create sustainable prosperity and an equitable economy in Michigan. We will continue to seek experts through our networks to identify, create and implement innovative and effective strategies to break down barriers of inequity. 

Applicants' must collaborate with a community and/or organization to achieve specific project goals. Applicants are expected to work with a community and/or an organization for the entire project period and contract. CERI intends to fund 8 to 16 projects per year at up to $5,000 for a two-year period. 

All Pre-Applications will be taken on a rolling basis, as resources permit, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application. 

We will support Technical Assistance projects that set a course to intentionally build a more inclusive and just state and work to end racism and the inequities in Michigan in the outlined four focal areas. 

Pre-Apply


All applications must be submitted as file attachments and sent to bruenjen@msu.edu (you must enter the project title, the date, and your last name in the subject as: "project title, date, last name".   

Please contact Ms. Jennifer Bruen at bruenjen@msu.edu or 517-353-9555