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Lansing Region LEAP Emergency Small Business Relief Grant Applications Now Open To Mid-Michigan Businesses

We’re posting these business loan and grant programs quickly for Michigan area businesses both because we know small businesses are hurting right now and looking for planning options to bridge the coronavirus outbreak crisis, and because we’re hearing from program heads that some of these funding programs are filling up same day or soon after opening. We wanted to let you know of a new grant program Lansing LEAP is creating for mid-Michigan small business grants for emergency relief. Be well.

Mid-Michigan Emergency Small Business Grant Program Opens


Application for Lansing Region Emergency Small Business Relief Grants Open on LEAP Website

LEAP Accepting Applications for State Allocated Emergency Grant Funds from Small Businesses Across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties

LANSING, Mich. (Mar. 26, 2020) – Yesterday, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) successfully secured $600,000 from the MEDC’s Small Business Relief Program to issue 60 $10,000 grants to small businesses across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties that are suffering financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant application for these funds is now open and can be accessed from LEAP’s website at The application will be open until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Businesses are encouraged to take their time completing their application, as completing the application more quickly does not improve chances of receiving a grant.

Small businesses wishing to apply for grant funds must be Michigan-based with under 50 employees (full or part time). Complete eligibility requirements, application scoring criteria, description of the review process, FAQ and the award and distribution timeline are available on LEAP’s website at


About LEAP
The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders partnering to build a stronger community for all–working every day to grow, retain and attract business to the Lansing, Michigan, region.

March 27, 2020

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