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Grant Opportunities

In 2020, Middle Michigan Development Corporation facilitated four grant programs designed to support small businesses located in Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella and Midland counties. These programs included the Michigan Small Business Relief Program, Match on Main COVID-19 Relief Program and the Michigan Small Business Restart Program along with the distribution of some private funds. Through these programs, we were able to provide $3,618,000 in grant funding to businesses located in our service area and its surrounding counties. In January 2021, we distributed another $1,840,000 in grant funds through the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant program. 

Current Opportunities 

Grow Forward Grant

Grow Forward Grant Program provides up to $40,000 in grants to help offset the cost of programs and services for young, beginning and small farmers. Current customers are eligible for up to $1,000. Non-customers are eligible for up to $500. Qualifications for the program is as follows: 

  • 18-35 years of age, or
  • Farming for less than 10 years, or
  • Sustain annual gross sales from agricultural production of less than $250,000
  • Must be eligible to be a member of GreenStone; reside in Michigan or northeast Wisconsin

 Intended grant use must fall within one of the following categories:

  • Agricultural programs/events: educational course/program (on-site or online), conference fees, etc.
    • Program/event must support agricultural business 
    • Program/event not required to be in GreenStone's territory
  • GreenStone resources: accounting and tax services, technology support, etc.
    • Available for first time use of service only
  • Non-GreenStone services: business and farm consultants, etc.
    • Program/event not required to be in GreenStone's territory

Businesses interested in applying for this grant opportunity are encouraged to review additional information for the Grow Forward Grant Program. 

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Closed Opportunities

Match on Main Reimbursement Grant Program - Application Closed

Questions can be directed to the MMDC team at (989)772-2858.