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Oakland County Business Center (MI-SBTDC) -- Grants

Small Business Innovation Research Grants

Grant program for small business concerns to engage in research/research and development that has the potential for commercialization.
With the possible exception of those listed under, there are No grants for the general startup and operating costs of a mainstream for-profit business.

Job Training Grants

Economic Development Job Training Grants
This program provides training funds for businesses that promote new job opportunities, advanced training for existing employees, and skilled training for new workers.

Incumbent Worker Program (IWP)
Provides job training grants for upgrading the skills of a company’s existing work force. It provides job specific retraining or upgrading of skills related to the use of new technology. All training providers must be licensed by the state and priority in the selection process will be given to Oakland Community College.

Provides occupational training to qualifying new hires or existing employees in exchange for reimbursement of up to 50 percent of the wage rate to compensate for the employer's extraordinary cost of training.
The Michigan New Jobs Training Program
This program can provide virtually cost-free training for new employees for businesses that are locating or expanding operations in the state.  This unique incentive allows for businesses to partner with a community college to design a training program that produces the highly trained employees that can increase your competitive edge.

MCACA Minigrant

Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs Minigrant Program – Region 10a: Macomb & Oakland Counties

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant program strengthens neighborhoods by supporting local revitalization, home improvement, and targeted public services.

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