Grant Opportunities

Current Grant Opportunities & Business Resources

2023 Seed Award

The Seed Award is available for Michigan-based farm or food businesses that are supporting their community by creating jobs, increasing access to healthy foods, growing racial equity, and/or considering resilient climate practices. BIPOC and women-owned businesses are encouraged to apply. Applications are due December 12, 2023. Apply here.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service Grant 

The MLK Jr. National Day of Service Grant is available to Michigan nonprofits seeking funding for a volunteer project on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Applications close on December 13th. Learn more and apply today.

WomanUp and Pitch Program

The WomanUp & Pitch Business Plan and Pitch Competition is a funding opportunity for women who wish to start or grow an existing for-profit business. Applications open October 20th and winners could win up to $10,000! Learn more and apply today

2023 Small Business Growth Fund (Round 3) 

Hello Alice, in collaboration with the Global Entrepreneurship Network and supported by Etsy and Progressive, is providing grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to assist small business owners in accelerating their growth. Deadline to apply is October 27, 2023. Learn more and apply today.

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.

Tory Burch Fellowship 

50 women entrepreneurs will be selected for a yearlong program designed to grow their businesses through workshops, coaching sessions, network-building and financial resources. A $5,000 business education grant and access to 0% interest loans through Kiva are available. Learn more and apply today

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.

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. 

Dairy Business Builder Grant Program

The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance is offering up to 100,000 dollars to Michigan dairy farmers. This grant money can be used on a variety of projects. Learn more. 

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.  

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