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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 

Hometown Grant Program 

T-Mobile is investing $25 million into communities across America. If you are a community leader in a community across the Middle Michigan service area, we'd love to assist you in applying and putting your project for your town forward. Application deadline June, 2023. Learn more

Small Manufacturers Retooling

Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) is providing a $25,000 grant to any Michigan manufacturer that is 500 or less employees worldwide. This grant is aimed to fund small manufacturers that are looking to improve onsite manufacturing processes. The application is now open until May 31, 2023 or when funds are committed. To apply and learn more go to

Industry 4.0 Technology Implementation Grants 

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is providing a matching grant to small business manufacturers of up to $25,000 for qualifying Industry 4.0 technology related costs. To learn more and apply for this grant, please visit the MEDC's website. Please note: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, so businesses interested in applying should do so as soon as they are able. 

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