Caring for MI Future: Facilities Improvement Fund is a grant program to distribute $50 million to new and expanding child care education providers across the State of Michigan in order to renovate and upgrade their child care facilities to accommodate additional child care slots, especially in geographic areas with limited providers.

Lien Waivers

IFF strongly recommends that all providers get lien waivers signed by their contractors for each project they undertake. These waivers are common and best practice for all construction projects and provide you with important legal protection.

Contractors are welcome to use their own form as long as it complies with Michigan’s lien waiver laws or they can use this template:

  • Unconditional Final Payment (download here) For payment in full or final progress payment. These waivers are effective and enforceable the moment they are signed, regardless of whether payment is made. Most commonly used when contractor has received payment.

For an example of a properly filled out lien waiver, click here.