Application Process

Technical assistance will be provided to assist with the grant application process, implementation, and tracking of grant activities to ensure requirements are met and businesses are using funds appropriately.

Check Grant Criteria

  1. Complete qualification questionnaire. Application process is now closed.
  2. Attend or view the informational webinar (Watch Webinar – recorded December 8, 2020)
  3. Complete application
    • Completed business plan
    • Statement of need or challenge to be addressed by proposal
    • Your business story – why you started it; tell the committee about you and your business – remember this will help determine your eligibility
    • Detailed of use of funds, showing amount requested on application
      • Examples of allowable expenses include infrastructure/equipment purchases or repairs, advertising or marketing, inventory purchases, staff wages, etc.
      • List any other funding allocated to the project and identify its source
      • Provide documentation assuring that the project is viable, costs have been accurately projected
    • Proof of ownership and business type
    • 2019 business tax returns
    • Proof of insurance; if no insurance, provide explanation and demonstrate willingness to obtain
  4. Submit applications online by Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Printed applications must be mailed or hand-delivered to the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020:
    • Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce
      519 S. Saginaw St., Suite 200
      Flint, MI 48502
      Attn: Tracy Joseph