Grants & Support

Grants and Support

The DDA helps to maintain and improve the economic health and quality of life in the downtown area through grants and support in the following areas:

Building Vault Fill Program

The Ann Arbor DDA Building Vault Grant Program provides grant dollars to property owners within the DDA footprint that wish to fill their vaults to help cover the cost of fill and sidewalk restoration.
Map of possible vault locations
Program Guidelines
Vault Program Application

Important vault and vault filling information:
Vault structural condition assessment (if a vault is to remain):
Vault abandonment detail (if a vault is abandoned/filled):
Example of building permit

The City Building Department permits and reviews all vault changes associated with the private building and structural integrity. They are a great resource and may be willing to meet with property owners to walk through building vaults and provide guidance on the process.

Building Official
Glen A. Dempsey
734.794.6000 x42660

Mike Lemieux, Deputy Building Official
City of Ann Arbor | Guy C. Larcom City Hall | 301 E. Huron, 1st Floor ∙ Ann Arbor ∙ MI ∙ 48104
Office phone 734.794.6000 |

Affordable Housing

Over 5 million dollars in affordable housing grants have been administered since 1997.


Support for the getDowntown program and full funding of the goPass!

Public Art

Matching grants for murals and other public art installations throughout downtown.


An annual commitment of over $500,000 to the City for the Court/Police Municipal Building


An ongoing grant program providing graffiti removal products to downtown property owners. Properties within the DDA’s boundaries are eligible to receive up to $100 per property for graffiti removal supplies purchased at Anderson Paint Company (2386 W. Stadium Blvd. or 4537 Washtenaw Ave.). Simply provide your property address when purchasing supplies and Anderson will bill the DDA up to $100.


Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Ann Arbor DDA Offices
150 South Fifth Avenue
Suite 301
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Board Meetings

February 2, 2022 at Noon

Ann Arbor DDA Offices
150 South Fifth Avenue
Suite 301
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Non-Regularly Scheduled/Special Meetings

DDA Informational Meetings 2022
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 12PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 12PM


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