Grants and Opportunities

Sponsored Technical Training for MMSDC MBEs — FINAL CALL TO REGISTER! Only 35 seats remain for the final courses!

Through generous grants provided by Bank of America and Lear Corporation, MMSDC is sponsoring 129 MBE employees to take courses at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC). These courses are valued at an average of $400, and we are sponsoring MBEs to gain valuable technical education for a reduced $50 fee, a nearly 90% discount.

Due to the number of MBEs that have already signed up, MMTC has created some additional course scheduling options to meet the demand. Sign up by now to guarantee your placement!

1. 8D Problem Solving
Date: December 5, 2022 at 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Plymouth, MI
Root cause analysis and problem-solving tools are presented and demonstrated in this virtual session

2 . Enhanced Operations Management (Industry 4.0)
Date: December 8 OR 9, 2022 at 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (must be available both Dec. 8 & 9, since the course could be scheduled for either date – date will be confirmed after registration!)
Location: Plymouth, MI
This class provides an overview of Manufacturing Operations Management and how it can be used with technology to make systems implementation easier and improve business operations.3. 8D Problem Solving
Date: December 9, 2022 at 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Location: Plymouth, MI
Root cause analysis and problem-solving tools are presented and demonstrated in this virtual session

Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program (PepsiCo)

PepsiCo is inviting Latina entrepreneurs who work in food service to apply for eight weeks of personalized expert consultation, including best practices across operations, technology, marketing, and digital presence. Learn more today and apply at

HerRise Micro-Grant Opportunity

The HerRise Micro-Grant provides financial assistance, with the help of our corporate sponsors and donors, to women of color creating innovative solutions that impact their community and that are often unable to secure funding for their small business. Each month a $500 micro-grant will be awarded to a small business owned by women of color. Find more info and apply today at

StandwithStudios Grant Program (Apply by Dec. 15)

WellnessLiving is committing up to $150,000 in grants, marketing support, software, and business education to 16 fitness studio owners in the US and Canada. Grants up to $5000.  Apply by 12/15/2022 at

Incfile Fresh Start Business Grant (Apply by Dec. 31)

Entrepreneurs 21 years or older can apply to receive $2,500 to put toward business startup costs and will also receive free formation services from Incfile. Application deadline is 12/31/22 at

AT&T Black Future Maker Grant Contest for $10k (Apply by Dec. 31)

Black Future Makers are dedicated individuals pursuing greater possibilities for the greater good. Submit a video of 30-60 seconds, or photo, on your Instagram feed explaining how you are pursuing greater possibilities for you and the community. Grants for $10,000.  Apply by 12/31/22 at

Fearless Strivers Grant Contest (Apply by Dec. 31)

Open to black women who are legal U.S. residents (including DC), age 18+ and the principal owner of a U.S.-based small business. Grants for $10,000.  Apply by 12/31/2022 at

First Strides Grant Program by Johnnie Walker and iFundWomen (Apply by Dec. 31)

Johnnie Walker and IFundWomen are supporting trailblazing women-owned businesses who are pushing boundaries to move culture forward and create more opportunities for women to achieve their goals. The grant program will fund 10 groundbreaking women-owned businesses in celebration of Women’s History Month. Businesses selected will receive a $10K grant plus one year of premium coaching services through IFundWomen. Apply by 12/31/2022 at

Hello Alice's Small Business Growth Fund is Offering $5k for Your Small Business (Apply by Jan. 6)

Hello Alice is proud to continue the Year of Small Business movement to deliver the capital, connections, and consumer enthusiasm to help 3M small business owners thrive in 2022. The Small Business Growth Fund provides the capital entrepreneurs need to make their next big move. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 grant, provided by Mastercard, to accelerate their growth and continue to help make 2022 the year of their small business.

Eligible businesses must:

  • Be a for-profit business
  • Have less than $1M in 2021 gross annual revenue
  • Have a commitment to their customers and community
  • Have a clear plan for use of funds

Learn more and apply today for the Small Business Growth Fund