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Flint Institute of Music receives grant for new heating system Grant was largest amount awarded for 2021 capital improvement requests

27 January 2021

Flint, Mich. - Thanks to a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Flint Institute of Music can now guarantee its staff, volunteers, faculty, performers, students and patrons will stay warm when they return to in-person classes and performances.

The $70,000 matching grant replaced three boilers at the main Flint Institute of Music building. One boiler, one air handling unit and one rooftop unit were replaced at Flint Repertory Theatre from matching funds from the C.S. Mott Foundation and FIM's allocation from the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. The boilers were 15 years old and past their life span.

The institute's grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 118 capital improvement proposals totaling $6,002,652 to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2021 funding. FIM's proposal received the largest award and scored the third highest overall. Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.

FIM has received $215,500 from MCACA over the past 12 years and is very thankful for their generosity.

"It takes many resources and supporters such as the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the C.S. Mott Foundation to keep things running smoothly and safely here," explained Rodney Lontine, FIM's CEO. "The millage is also significant, so we also thank our taxpayers.

"The arts make a significant impact on our economy, locally and regionally. A 2019 economic impact study found the Flint Cultural Center institutions provided $33.7 million in total economic activity, created more than 1,000 full time-equivalent jobs and contributed to $23.1 million in household income to local residents. We can only do this with the support of our community and the hard work of our staff and volunteers, not to mention our generous funders. Keeping arts and culture going is vitally important, and these grants help, especially in this challenging time of the pandemic."

A complete list of grant awards around the state is available at MCACA's website: www.michigan.gov/arts.
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Flint Institute of Music receives grant for new heating system Grant was largest amount awarded for 2021 capital improvement requests

10 November 2020

Flint, Mich. - Thanks to a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Flint Institute of Music can now guarantee its staff, volunteers, faculty, performers, students and patrons will stay warm when they return to in-person classes and performances.

The $70,000 matching grant replaced three boilers at the main Flint Institute of Music building. One boiler, one air handling unit and one rooftop unit were replaced at Flint Repertory Theatre from matching funds from the C.S. Mott Foundation and FIM's allocation from the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. The boilers were 15 years old and past their life span.

The institute's grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 118 capital improvement proposals totaling $6,002,652 to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2021 funding. FIM's proposal received the largest award and scored the third highest overall. Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.

FIM has received $215,500 from MCACA over the past 12 years and is very thankful for their generosity.

"It takes many resources and supporters such as the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the C.S. Mott Foundation to keep things running smoothly and safely here," explained Rodney Lontine, FIM's CEO. "The millage is also significant, so we also thank our taxpayers.

"The arts make a significant impact on our economy, locally and regionally. A 2019 economic impact study found the Flint Cultural Center institutions provided $33.7 million in total economic activity, created more than 1,000 full time-equivalent jobs and contributed to $23.1 million in household income to local residents. We can only do this with the support of our community and the hard work of our staff and volunteers, not to mention our generous funders. Keeping arts and culture going is vitally important, and these grants help, especially in this challenging time of the pandemic."

A complete list of grant awards around the state is available at MCACA's website: www.michigan.gov/arts.
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