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Revitalize & Sustain

The Hart Tax Increment Finance Authority’s (TIFA) mission is to revitalize and sustain long-term economic stability for businesses within the District and to provide an attractive place to shop, live, and work while enhancing the historic identity of this community.

Staff Contact Info

Nichole Kleiner
407 State Street
Hart, MI 49420
(231) 923-0920


Download a File:
TIFA District Map (PDF)


Board of Directors

Deborah Windell, Chair
Gale Goldberg, Vice Chair
Bill Hegg, Treasurer
Tracey Lipps, Member
Scott Hegg, Member
Amy Trudell, Member
Nichole Kleiner, Secretary
Caleb Griffis, Member


Adopted Development or Tax Increment Financing Plans

TIFA Plans:


Download a File:
2021 Re-stated Development Plan and TIF Plan (PDF)
2019 Amended Plan (PDF)
1997 TIFA Development and TIF Plan (PDF)
1983 TIF Plan (PDF)


Fiscal Year Budget

TIFA's fiscal year budget is included in the City of Hart's fiscal year budget



Financial Audits



Annual Synopsis & Financial Reports

The format of these reports is presented consistent with state reporting standards.


Download a File:
TIFA Annual Report - Treasury FY21 (Excel)
TIFA Annual Synopsis FY2021 (PDF)
TIFA Annual Report - Treasury FY19


Accomplishments, Projects, Investments, Events, and Campaigns

The following information was presented during TIFA's informational public hearings in compliance with PA 57. It outlines the authority’s accomplishments, projects, investments, events, and promotional campaigns for the immediately preceding fiscal year.


Download a File:
2022 Bi-Annual Presentation (PDF)
2021 Bi-Annual Presentation (PDF)
2020 Bi-Annual Presentation (PDF)

Helpful Downloads

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)

Helpful Links


TIFA Meeting Minutes and Packets

What Is TIFA?

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.


Property Improvement Grant

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.



Meeting Schedule

Hart's Tax Increment Finance Authority meets 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.

MAY 21, 2024 AT 1:00 PM
JUNE 18, 2024 AT 1:00 PM
JULY 16, 2024 AT 1:00 PM
AUGUST 20, 2024 AT 1:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 17, 2024 AT 1:00 PM
OCTOBER 15, 2024 AT 1:00 PM
NOVEMBER 19, 2024 AT 1:00 PM
DECEMBER 17, 2024 AT 1:00 PM

The agenda for TIFA's public meetings stating the date, time, and place of the meeting will be posted on the city's website at least 18 hours before the meeting in accordance with the Open Meetings Act of 267.

In accordance with MCL 125.4910 (4) the clerk of the governing body of each taxing jurisdiction is hereby notified that the City of Hart Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) will hold an informational public meeting at Hart City Hall in the Community Center at 407 State Street, Hart, MI on:

MAY 14, 2024 AT 1:30 PM
JUNE 5, 2024 AT 11:00 AM

The purpose is to inform the public of the goals and direction of the authority, including projects to be undertaken in the coming year.



Freedom of Information

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)


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