Show Me the Money Day – 2020 Host Sites

The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) is seeking applications for host sites for 2020 Show Me the Money Day (SMTMD) events. Host sites will be selected on a rolling basis and host sites will be awarded based upon applicant organizations’ eligibility (see eligibility requirements below), previous performance as a host site in prior years, geography and strength of application.

In addition to host site selection, organizations may notify their interest in requesting assistance grants for event planning. Number and total amount of grant awards may vary. Grants will likely range from $250 to $500 per event. Grantees will be selected based upon eligibility, strength of application and level of need. Grant applications will be provided after host sites are confirmed.

Eligibility Requirements:
•   Applicant serves low- and moderate-income individuals living in the city or county for which the applicant is applying to be a host site;
•   Applicant is a current CEDAM member as of the date the application is submitted;
•   Applicant sends one representative to the SMTMD planning meeting hosted by CEDAM in Lansing on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 10am-­4pm; and
•   Applicant is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Data reporting requirements

All host sites are expected to use the SMTMD Participant Survey and SMTMD Vendor Survey provided by CEDAM. Sites should accomplish a survey response rate of at least 80% for both surveys.

CEDAM’s Role
• Host in-­person statewide planning meeting for host sites
• Hold technical assistance planning conference calls for host sites from September 2019-March 2020
• Manage the Show Me the Money Day website, including a unique page for each local event
• Design marketing materials (posters, postcards, other promotional products) and distribute to each host site
• Implement statewide media push to promote events, including press releases and outreach
• Coordinate regional marketing plans among sites
• Award competitive event planning grants to eligible host sites
• Provide one CEDAM representative at first planning committee meeting, as requested
• Arrange for one CEDAM representative to assist in outlining marketing plan, as requested
• Allocate 2-­4 hours of one­‐on-­one technical assistance to each host site, as requested

Roles and Expectations of Host Sites
• Host a Show Me the Money Day event (Events may be hosted between January 1 to April 15, 2020)
• Lead planning activities:
    • Convene planning committee
    • Secure event space, sponsors, food and prizes
    • Engage workshop instructors and financial resource vendors
    • Execute marketing and outreach strategy
• Distribute posters, postcards and other promotional products throughout the community
• Send one representative to the statewide planning meeting in Lansing from 10am-­4pm on Friday, September 27, 2019
• Provide CEDAM all necessary event information for poster, postcard, and promotional products printing by 5pm on Friday, November 15, 2019.
• Request additional graphic design assistance from CEDAM by 5pm on Friday, November 29, 2019; have any self-­made marketing materials approved by CEDAM prior to use
• Use the Participant Survey and Vendor Survey at the event, achieving at least an 80% completion rate by participants; return to CEDAM by 5pm, Friday, April 24th, 2020.

For more information, please visit the SMTMD webpage