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Grant applications are due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Initial review and due diligence will be done by staff and then reviewed by the Community Foundation's Grantmaking Committee. Grant awards will be made in October.

We welcome applications from grant partners who are ready to accept significant and strategic investments to support transformational impact for their missions. Community Fund grant requests should be informed by data on the Community Development Regional Scorecard and/or address a community issue that appears on the Scorecard.

Nonprofit, educational, governmental, and Tribal entities across Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties are eligible to apply by submitting an online application. Grant awards are available up to $20,000.


MEDC’s Industry 4.0 Technology Implementation Grant program will provide 50% reimbursement for qualifying I4.0 technology costs up to $25,000 for eligible Michigan manufacturers.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal business credit available to private, for-profit employers who hire workers from targeted groups that experience difficulty finding work. These labor pools include veterans; ex-felons; long-term unemployment recipients; Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or Social Security recipients; workers with physical or mental disability; or applicants who live in the Rural Renewal Counties (RRC) of Gogebic, Marquette and Ontonagon or in Detroit's Empowerment Zone.


The Homeowner Assistance Fund was established under section 3206 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the ARP) to mitigate hardships associated with the coronavirus pandemic by providing funds to prevent homeowner mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosure, loss of utilities or home energy services and displacements of homeowners experiencing financial hardship on or after January 21, 2020 or for those homeowners who experience a coronavirus pandemic financial hardship that began before January 21, 2020 but continued after that date.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury notified MSHDA on April 14, 2021 that it will allocate $242,812,277 to the State of Michigan. This number was based on unemployed individuals and the number of mortgagors with delinquent mortgage payments.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has designated the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (the Authority or MSHDA) as the operating agency to set up the Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF) program in accordance with the guidance provided by the Treasury.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is committed to forming partnerships with interested groups and local community organizations to achieve the mutual goal of protecting and enhancing environmental quality in Michigan, for the benefit of current and future generations.


The Michigan Community Service Commission is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support new and recompeting Michigan’s AmeriCorps programs to start in the fall of 2022.

USDA Rural Development Business Loans and Grants
Business Programs provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and growth. The programs work through partnerships with public and private community based organizations and financial institutions to provide financial assistance, business development, and technical assistance to rural businesses. These programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills that can help to start and/or grow a business. Business Programs also support the creation and preservation of quality jobs in rural areas.
Michigan was recently awarded a part of a $7.5M grant for the 2022 TEFAP Farm to Food Bank Program

The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is a multi-year initiative by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD) in high-risk rural communities. This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the RCORP–Behavioral Health Care Support (RCORP-BHS). RCORP-BHS will advance RCORP’s overall goal by improving access to and quality of SUD and other behavioral health care services in rural communities. For the purposes of this NOFO, improving rural behavioral health care service delivery includes increasing access to and utilization of prevention, treatment and recovery services to improve the care for those affected by behavioral health conditions, which may include substance use and mental health disorders.

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.


Michigan's Child Care Stabilization Grants

Child care providers are heroes. We are grateful for the work you do for our children and communities. This fall, the Legislature passed, and Governor Whitmer signed a budget that includes over $700 million in grant funding to support child care providers like you.

These funds are available to help keep your doors open and focus on what matters most-supporting kids and families.

This website provides all the information you need to apply for the Child Care Stabilization Granttrack your expenses, and make investments in your program and facility.

Translated versions of downloadable materials on this page are available in Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Kinyarwanda, and Spanish. Contact us to request translated materials.

The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation began in 1992 when a group of community champions came together around a vision to give back to our five-county region then, now, and forever.

This vision lives on within our organization today as we continue supporting a variety of community need areas, including youth, arts and culture, education, environment, and health and human services.

We do this by promoting giving, engaging in collaborative leadership, supporting nonprofit organizations through meaningful grants and local students through scholarships, and building endowments that make a lasting impact for generations to come.

To date, we have received more than $123 million in gifts and awarded over $65.7 million in grants and scholarships.

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