TIFA is an acronym for Tax Increment Financing Authority.
The Hart Tax Increment Financing Authority (TIFA) is a funding tool administered to help catalyze public and private investment in Downtown Hart. Funds support real private property improvements, build streets and public infrastructure, as well as maintain and expand parks and other public amenities.
Established by City Council in 1983 under state law, the Hart TIFA's principal source of funding revenue is generated by increasing property values within the TIFA district. City Council annually approves the budget. The Board of Directors who are appointed by the Mayor with concurrence from the City Council governs the Hart. The Board meets monthly.
Financial assistance is available to commercial and mixed-use property owners who wish to make physical improvements to the exterior of the building. The program requires your building is located in the City of Hart Tax Increment Finance Authority District.
It is a competitive matching grant program up to 50 percent of owner investment. The grant program is funded by the City of Hart TIFA with funds raised through its revenues. Grant applications will be reviewed by the City of Hart TIFA Board. There is no set minimum or maximum number of projects per year.
Hart's Tax Increment Finance Authority will meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm in the Community Center at 407 State Street. Meetings are open to the public.
Michigan's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ensures public access to government records. Our FOIA Policy describes the process and expectations for the public to submit formal requests information. If you seek something specific, give us a call, we will help you find it.
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City of Hart Freedom of Information Act Policy (PDF)
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT Act 442 of 1976
407 State Street
Hart, MI 49420
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TIFA District Map (PDF)
Deborah Windell, Chair
Gale Goldberg, Vice Chair
Bill Hegg, Member
Tracey Lipps, Member
Scott Hegg, Member
Amy Trudell, Member
TIFA's fiscal year budget is included in the City of Hart's fiscal year budget
The format of these reports is presented consistent with state reporting standards.
The following information was presented on 12/21/21 during an informational public hearing in compliance with PA 57. It outlines the authority’s accomplishments, projects, investments, events, and promotional campaigns for the immediately preceding fiscal year.
Get More TIFA Information Here.
City of Hart Tax Increment Finance and Development Plan Amendment #1 (PDF)
City of Hart TIF Extension 2012 (PDF)
City of Hart TIF Plan 1997 (extended 9/25/12) (PDF)
Tax Increment Financing in Michigan (PDF)
The importance of Tax Increment Financing (PDF)
407 State St. Map
Hart, Michigan 49420
City Manager: 231-873-3546
Accounts Payable: 231-923-3837
Hart Police Department: 231-923-0696 or 231-923-0851
Central Dispatch: 231-869-5858.
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