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Grant Opportunities

Current Grant Opportunities & Business Resources

The Big Idea Grant

The Big Idea Grant is aimed at providing financial assistance to female entrepreneurs looking to invest in their business or idea. Each month, Yippity Doo will be giving out a $1,000 grant to a deserving woman who is seeking funding for her business or idea. Apply today.

Giving Joy Grant

Giving Joy is offering $250 to $500 in grants to women aged 18 and above who want to establish or expand their businesses. The application deadline is April 30, 2024. For more information and to apply click here.

Small Manufacturing Retooling Grant

EGLE is offering a matching grant for up to $50,000 for any project that reduces the energy use and cost of any onsite manufacturing process. The application closes on March 3, 2024, or when funds run out. Learn more and apply today.

T-Mobile Hometown Grant 

T-Mobile is investing $50,000 in projects that are ready to go and focus on technology upgrades, outdoor spaces, the arts, and community centers. This application closes on March 31st, 2024. Learn more and apply. 

The Freed Fellowship $2500 Small Business Grant

Small businesses who are looking for resources, mentorship, and the community they need to build successful companies that make an impact.  Learn more and apply today.

STEM Forward

The MEDC is matching up to $3,000 to employers who are hiring full-time STEM-focused interns and $1,500 to part-time. Learn more and apply today. 

Rural Business Development Grant

The purpose of this grant is to support job creation and economic development. The funding supports a variety of projects. The application closes on February 28th, 2024. For more details and to apply, please click here.

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.

Yelp Ad Credit

Yelp is offering a 300-dollar ad credit to businesses that join yelp. Go to Yelp for Business: Free and paid advertising solutions for more information.  

The American Dream Awards 

The American Dream Awards shine a spotlight on small businesses that epitomize the modern American Dream. If you become a recipient, you'll receive a package that comprises $1,000 in funding, access to a small business accelerator, media coverage and various other perks. Learn more and apply today.

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