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What is MI-J40? 


Building off of the successful national Justice40 Accelerator, the Michigan Justice40 Accelerator is a 12-month program that will provide Michigan community based organizations with seed funding, technical assistance, training, connections, and peer support as local groups seek federal funding.

The J-40 accelerator will provide 25 Michigan organizations with $25,000   


With Elevate’s new, state-focused Justice40 Accelerator program, 25 Michigan organizations will receive $25,000 in unrestricted grant money for programs related to 




​​​-​​One-on-one technical assistance

- Justice40 Navigator support

- Workshops on applying for government grants

- Peer-to-peer learning sessions

- Informational sessions with government agency officials

-Curated notices of funding opportunities

- Post-accelerator, national alumni network

Additional Benefits:

Workforce Development

Resilience Hubs

Agriculture & Food Justice

Climate Action Planning

Energy & Energy Efficiency

Green Infrastructure

Water Quality & Infrastructure

Sustainable Housing

Toxins & Pollution Issues

Transit and Transportation Justice

Applications are open until Thursday, August 1, 2024 




- Nonprofits and/or tribal-serving organizations with 501(c)(3) status, fiscally sponsored projects, and cooperatives based in the state of Michigan.


- Operate in or serve Justice40 Communities


- Have a project idea related to any of the following: Workforce Development, Resilience Hubs, Agriculture & Food Justice, Climate Action Planning, Energy & Energy Efficiency, Green Infrastructure, Water Quality & Infrastructure, Sustainable Housing, Toxins & Pollution Issues, Transit and Transportation Justice.

- Committed to applying for federal funding for their chosen project (we are here to help you do this!)

Applications submitted after August 1 will not be considered. 

Have questions? 


For Questions about the Michigan Justice40 Accelerator please contact:

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Latia Leonard,
J40 Program Manager  



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Hudson Villeneuve,
J40 Senior Program Manager  



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