Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI), on behalf of several community partners, seeks a qualified consultant to help design and facilitate an inclusive process to develop an Equity Framework. The Framework will guide the work of an independent nonprofit entity currently organizing to help lead execution of the community’s vision for a revitalized Grand River Corridor.

Click here to read the full Request for Qualifications, which presents the scope of work, outlines relevant background information and overviews the anticipated project schedule.

The purpose of this project is three-fold:

  • Establish common definitions for, and a shared understanding of, "equity" and key related terms in the context of Grand River corridor revitalization;
  • Define goals and strategies to leverage Grand River corridor revitalization efforts to drive equitable outcomes for the community; and
  • Determine performance metrics to track progress and accountability towards the defined equity and inclusion goals envisioned by the community.

Interested respondents should direct inquiries and submissions to DGRI Chief Outcomes Officer Andy Guy.

The deadline to respond is April 12, 2021.