08 February 2024

Michigan Growth Advisors – Latest News – Notice of Funding Opportunity: Inclusive Entrepreneurship Support Grant

The State will deploy $8.8M in grant funding to support small business development initiative across the state through $250,000 to $2,500,000 grants. The funding round will be highly competitive seeking projects with the greatest economic impact, including job creation and retention, wages, capital investment, increased revenue as a result of the project, and overall regional impact. The State of Michigan is targeting businesses that are located in geographically disadvantaged business areas, or businesses that are owned by veterans, service-disabled veterans, disabled individuals, members of the LGBTQIA+ Community, or by individuals whose primary language is not English.

Funding can be used for hard construction costs, payroll and other operating costs, infrastructure, machinery and equipment, furniture and fixtures, and talent recruitment and training costs. All small businesses in targeted sectors are eligible to apply for funding.

Eligible Applicants include:

  • Be registered to do business in Michigan
  • Be a small Business with 500 employees or less
  • Be in good standing with all state departments

Target Sectors for funding include:

  • 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
  • Advanced Manufacturing – Defense, Aerospace, Advanced Materials
  • Mobility and Automotive Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Life Sciences and Medical Device
  • Engineering, Design and Development
  • Professional and Corporate Services

Applications went live on February 5, 2024 and will be accepted through February 23, 2024. Michigan Growth Advisors is highly experienced in securing public incentives and grant writing for opportunities through the State of Michigan, including successful multi-million dollar grant awards through the Strategic Site Readiness Program and through the Small business Support Hubs Grant. If you would like to explore this funding opportunity more, please reach out to Jared Lutz at 269.823.3818 or

To learn more or to apply CLICK HERE

Written by: Jared Lutz, Michigan Growth Advisors Project Manager   |   269.823.3818

Jared Lutz works with companies on securing economic development incentive packages as they look to expand, consolidate, or relocate. With immense experience in growth-oriented services, Lutz knows what programs apply for clients and secures the most comprehensive benefits available by identifying funding, rebates, and abatements that are often overlooked.

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About Michigan Growth Advisors

Michigan Growth Advisors, a subsidiary of the award-winning law firm, Miller Johnson, delivers economic incentive solutions available through local, state, and federal programs. With a collaborative approach to incentive procurement, Michigan Growth Advisors proactively identifies and secures public incentives available to meet specific client needs. More information about Michigan Growth Advisors can be found here: