The Center provides confidential and complimentary one-to-one small business consulting services (via face to face, in person, telephonically, webinar, and/or email) to Veterans of all eras, Veterans Spouse, Active Duty Reservist, Guard and Military members in their initiative to start, sustain, or expand a business endeavor.
|Dear Small Business Partners, We are pleased to share that the application for the Inclusive Entrepreneurship Support Grant program is officially open. Given your work with small businesses that meet the eligibility requirements outlined below, we ask for your support in sharing this funding opportunity. This is a highly competitive funding program created for the purpose of providing inclusive small business support in the following strategic economic competitiveness categories: Urban and Rural Mobility Electrification and EV Charging Infrastructure Clean Energy Infrastructure, including Affordable Housing and Regional/Public Transit Post-Secondary Education Attainment Talent Attraction and Retention Healthcare Innovation Childcare And other strategic focus industries per full eligibility criteria This grant is intended for disadvantaged entrepreneurs in strategic sectors who meet at least one of the following qualification criteria: Business location in a Geographic Disadvantaged Business Area Veteran Status Service-Disabled Veteran Limited English Proficiency Disability Member of the LGBTQIA+ community The application will be open until midnight, Feb. 23, 2024. This is not a first come, first served funding opportunity. This is a highly competitive funding opportunity. We anticipate that 10-20 awards will be made, with grant amounts ranging from $250,000 to $2,500,000. Please note that applicants have the option to submit letters of support to help demonstrate the strength of their application by highlighting strategic partnerships, community or industry support, and/or economic impact. You may be asked to provide letter(s) on their behalf, and we ask that you critically consider the application(s) you may choose to support. Thank you for your support of Michigan small businesses, MEDC Small Business Team