Tax Increment Finance Authority (Monroe North TIFA)
The Monroe North Tax Increment Financing Authority (TIFA) is a funding tool Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. administers to help catalyze public and private investment in the Monroe North neighborhood. Funds go to support real private property improvements, build streets and public infrastructure, as well as maintain and expand parks and other public amenities.
Established by the City Commission in 1985 under state law, the Monroe North TIFA's principal source of funding revenue generated by increasing property values within the MNTIFA district. City Commission annually approves the budget. A 9-member Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor with concurrence from the City Commission governs the Monroe North TIFA. The Board meets quarterly.
Shaun Biel, Chair
Mayor Rosalynn Bliss
City of Grand Rapids
Neighbors of Belknap Lookout
West Michigan Literacy Center
Organizational Development Consultant
Carl D. Kelly
WSB Properties LLC
Kent County Commissioner
James Baldwin Consulting
Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Recommendation
The Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority Board on April 8, 2020 recommended the TIFA's Fiscal Year 2021 budget for City Commission approval. The 2021 fiscal year runs from July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021. The City Commission is expected to consider authorizing the budget on April 28, 2020.
Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
The Grand Rapids City Commission on May 14, 2019 approved the TIFA's recommended budget. The TIFA Board adopted the FY2020 budget on August 14, 2019. The 2020 fiscal year runs from July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.
All financial audits are conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards in the United States of America.
Annual Report to State of Michigan
The format of this report is presented consistent with state reporting standards.
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