With more than $21,120.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $16,580.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Michigan. There are 176,303 business establishments in the state of Michigan, and they break down to the following:

Michigan Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 102,250 registered businesses in Michigan have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 31,406 registered businesses in Michigan have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 19,573 registered businesses in Michigan have 10-19 employees.
  • 16,339 registered businesses in Michigan have 20-99 employees.
  • 3,716 registered businesses in Michigan have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 3,019 registered businesses in Michigan have over 500 employees.

Michigan Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 22,341 registered businesses in Michigan are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 12,277 registered businesses in Michigan are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 19,623 registered businesses in Michigan are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 23,702 registered businesses in Michigan are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 56,000 farms in the state of Michigan.

Starting and managing a small business in Michigan is not an easy task. Over $135,808,000,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Michigan and more than 71,004 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Michigan, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Michigan, contact Michigan financial aid agencies.

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Number Funding Title
HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R05 1873 Head Start/Early Head Start Grantee -- Communities in the state of Michigan
HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH 1818 Head Start and/or Early Head Start Expansion - Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina
HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R05 1793 Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee Counties, Michigan
HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R05 1654 Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Bay, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Gladwin, Huron, Iosco, Lapeer, Mecosta, Midland, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Sanilac, and Tuscola Counties, Michiga
HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R05 1627 Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Hillsdale and Jackson Counties, Michigan
HHS 2020 ACF OHS CM R12 1660 Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee -- Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw Manistee, Benzie, Oceana, Mason, Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, Van Buren, Cass, Berrien, Allegan, Montcalm, Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties, Michigan
USGS FA 19 0318 Notice of Intent: Geologic mapping of the nearshore coastal zone of Lake Michigan in Lake County, Illinois. Phase 2 (Year 2 of 3)
USGS FA 19 0315 Notice of Intent: Michigan Great Lakes Geologic Coalition Mapping Project
F19AS00182 Implementing and evaluating response actions for red swamp crayfish in Michigan - FY19
F19AS00170 Great Lakes Piping Plover Monitoring and Protection Activities in Michigan

 

Small Business Grants in Local States

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