The City of Detroit launched its “Detroit for Life” campaign in September 2023, in order to establish
branding and promote city programs that are supported by ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) federal
funds. The tagline is “Offering Limitless Opportunities”. “Detroit for Life” has a double meaning – (1)
these programs help create a better future for residents and help improve the lives of Detroiters and (2)
the programs are only available to Detroiters, those who remain loyal to the city, those who rep Detroit
and will hopefully remain that way for a lifetime.

We want Detroiters to log on to the website: and seek more

Goal of the campaign is to drive awareness and inform Detroit residents of Detroit for Life programs by
leveraging high-visibility media placements and influential, representative voices that amplify messaging

Detroit Promise offers tuition-free college to every Detroit high school graduate.

The Detroit Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that ensures all eligible Detroit residents have a tuition-free path to an associate degree, bachelor’s degree or technical certificate at participating academic institutions. 

Interested students should check with their school to ensure that their desired degree or technical certificate is Pell-eligible. Programs that are not Pell-eligible cannot be covered by the Detroit Promise. Detroit Promise funding is not competitive; every student who registers and meets the requirements will receive funding if their college determines they have an eligible funding gap.

Check out the website for more information.

Motor City Match provides resources to Detroiters seeking to create new, lasting businesses.

Motor City Match was founded in 2015 to help start new, permanent businesses and expand existing businesses in Detroit’s commercial corridors by providing tailored assistance throughout the launch and growth process.

Winning entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their business in Detroit must locate within the City of Detroit for at least three (3) years, provide verification of new jobs created or existing jobs retained, and demonstrate a benefit to the community.

Project Clean Slate provides expungement assistance and assists with job opportunities.