Oakland County Business Center (MI-SBTDC) -- 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 Grants.gov, 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.
Oakland County Arts, Culture & Film - Grant Programs
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Regional Regranting Program/Minigrants
Oakland County Arts, Culture & Film is the local administrator of the Minigrant program, which awards grants of up to $4,000 to Michigan nonprofit organizations for high quality, locally developed projects that increase public access to art and culture.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Community Development Block Grants are designed to benefit low or moderate income persons, prevent or eliminate slums and blight, or meet an urgent community need where no other funding is available. Seventy percent of CDBG spending benefits low or moderate income people.
The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program, administered by the Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Division, is designed to allow non-profit agencies to provide services for Oakland County residents who are currently homeless (sheltered or unsheltered) as well as those at imminent risk of homelessness. Allowable programs include funding for emergency shelter operations and services as well as programs for homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services.
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