TIFA & LDFA Districts

Facade Grant Program

The City of Newaygo now offers a façade grant program for the City’s Tax Increment Finance Authority district. The program is available to commercial and mixed-use property owners and lessees who wish to make permanent physical improvements to their buildings. The City of Newaygo is offering a competitive matching grant, up to 50 percent of the eligible costs.

The Newaygo Tax Increment Finance Authority board has approved up to $15,000 for the program’s first round. Eligible applicants must be located in the TIFA district and are encouraged to submit applications.

Full details of the program and a map of the TIFA district are found in the links below.

What is TIFA & LDFA?

Basic Information on Districts located in Newaygo

Districts:

Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA)
Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA)

Description:

The role and focus of TIFA/LDFA is economic and community development. This is accomplished by funding activities that support physical improvements in the district and programs that will halt decline and foster job growth. The following are some activities that TIFA/LDFA engage in:

  • Support job and business expansion
  • Promotion of the district
  • Infrastructure repair and improvements
  • Community amenities
  • Beautification
Financial Highlights for fiscal year 2022-23:

TIFA:

Local and state revenue of approximately $1,566,954
Distributes back to government entities approximately $400,000
Budgeted for projects and district administration, approximately $1,166,954

LDFA:

Local and state revenue of approximately $227,430
Distributes back to government entities approximately $235,294
Budgeted for projects and district administration, approximately $20,000

Governance:

TIFA/LDFA is governed by a 13 member board that represents various industries/business throughout the community. The board meets the beginning of each calendar quarter. For more information on board members or meeting times, see further information/links found on this page.

Goals and direction of TIFA/LDFA for fiscal year 2022-23:
  • Engineering of water and sewer upgrade projects
  • Paving of streets and parking lot sections
  • Property Acquisition – Town Square project
  • Riverfront Trail (east of M37)
  • Façade / property improvement grants
  • Marketing/Branding, City signage
  • Support community festivals
  • Operation of facility for office space, co-working, and business incubation

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TIFA & LDFA Financials

TIFA and LDFA are called "component units" of the City of Newaygo. They are audited during the City's annual financial audit. There are links below for audited financial statements. Look for pages referring to component units in the audit.

The TIFA and LDFA budget is also linked below and includes fund balances.

Board Members and Staff

For list of TIFA / LDFA Board Members and Staff, see link below.

Board Meetings and Minutes

The TIFA/LDFA board meets quarterly (January, April, July, October) in the Newaygo City Council Chambers at 7:00 A.M. See link below to Calendar/Meeting Dates.

Link to meeting Minutes is also found below.

The Recodified Tax Increment Finance Act (TIFA Act), 2018 PA 57 (Act "57")

TIFA Plan

Please click on this link: TIFA Plan

LDFA Plan

Please click on this link: LDFA Plan

TIFA Contracts

The links provided below contain contracts that relate to management of the TIFA district or services provided to the Authority.

The first agreement relates to TIFA hiring City personnel to manage and operate the TIFA and its projects and also provide reimbursement for use of the City's office space and equipment.

The second agreement relates to TIFA hiring the River Country Chamber of Commerce to handle the daily operations for the Stream Building located at 1 State Road, 2nd floor. It also includes support for managing City festivals.

TIFA Annual Synopsis of Activities

See links below for TIFA annual synopsis of activities by fiscal year.

LDFA Annual Synopsis of Activities

See links below for LDFA annual synopsis of activities by fiscal year.


City of Newaygo

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Newaygo, Michigan 49337
Phone (231) 652-1657
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